FORMER Bradford City goalkeeper George Sykes-Kenworthy is staying put at Bradford (Park Avenue), after agreeing to sign for another two years.

Sykes-Kenworthy was brought in by Mark Bower at the start of December 2021, and his stunning saves and racking up of clean sheets in the second half of last season went a long way to securing Avenue's survival.

He was named Player of the Year, and Players' Player of the Year at the club's end of season awards, so getting him to re-sign was a priority.

Avenue boss Bower said: “We are delighted that George has committed himself to Avenue for the next two seasons.

“He made a huge difference to our team when he signed in December and played a key role in our improvement as the season progressed.

“Despite interest from higher league clubs, George feels that staying with us the best option for him at this stage of his career and we look forward to him continuing his progression, working with Danny King and our young goalkeepers.”

Sykes-Kenworthy said: “I am really happy to be signing a two-year deal with the club.

“I am settled here and enjoy playing for Mark and (assistant manager) Danny Boshell.

“The goalkeeper coach Danny King is excellent, and I have a great relationship with (teenage stopper) Liam Hall, who brings the laughs along with a real professional attitude.

“The whole team have a great rapport and with the right additions I believe we can be competitive again next season.”