JAKE Young is aiming to serve up a treat for City fans – after rejecting tennis to pursue his football dreams.

The new Bantams striker revealed that he was a smash hit with a racquet in his younger years and took part in national competitions.

“I was probably better at tennis than football,” said Young.

“I played nationally and went to under-15 and under-16 tournaments across the country.

“I would train once or twice a day as well as having lessons.

“But then it got to a point when football was becoming a little bit more serious and I had to pick between the two.

“I chose football because I think I preferred the team side of it. Luckily I cam through and I’m obviously pleased I stuck with it.”

Back in his native West Yorkshire, Young feels he has made an ace decision in joining the Bantams after two years with League Two champions Forest Green.

“It feels like a proper club. It’s how you imagine it to be like when you’re younger and dreaming of being a footballer.

“There are so many fans and the reaction on the social media side to me signing was great. It’s a good feeling so far and I haven’t touched a football yet.

“If things go well, which you obviously want them to, then this club will be the place to be.

“If we have the season that everyone wants, with those fans behind you, it will be special.

“I hope that I’m a player that fans will like – a lot better than they did back in October when I scored for Forest Green.

“It’s definitely somewhere you want to be when you’re playing well. You dream of performing in front of that many people and scoring goals in such a stadium.”

Young is one of four confirmed signings for next season and other deals are understood to be in the process of being done.

The 20-year-old is excited to be coming in at the start of a new era as Mark Hughes puts his stamp on the club.

Young added: “I could see it was a project. You see the direction the club wants to go and the type of signings they are making.

“It’s very clear what they are wanting to do. I got a good feeling from that and wanted to be involved.

“I’m sure they are bringing in lots of new faces. So far, it’s a few younger lads who have got experience, are hungry and want to prove themselves and taste success.

“I’m looking forward just as much as the fans to see who else they’ll be bringing in and who I’ll be working with next year.

“There’s a few outgoings so far and plenty coming in. It’s going to be a fresh start for a lot of people.

“I don’t think anyone’s at an advantage or disadvantage. It’s going to be a new challenge for everybody and hopefully I can show what I’m about to the gaffer and the fans.”