BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have announced the re-signing of right-footed defender Lucas Odunston on a new one-year contract, with the option for a second.

Odunston first signed in August 2021 after making a big impression on the management during pre-season.

He went on to make 27 appearances during the 2021/22 season.

Odunston had previously played for Leeds United's Under-18s and Hull City's U23s before joining Avenue.

On the signing, Avenue boss Mark Bower said: “I have high hopes for Lucas this coming season following a really strong finish to last season.

“He made the right-back spot his own following some really impressive displays and the challenge for him now is to continue that progression for a full season.”

Odunston was delighted to re-sign for the club, saying: “I’m really glad to still be here for at least another year.

“Bows and Bosh (assistant manager Danny Boshell) are top class and have helped me massively in returning to football after two years out with injuries.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of it being such a competitive league this year and one that hopefully we can prove ourselves in.”

He went on: “With such a nice bunch of lads and such a committed and welcoming fan base, it’s nice to be a part of a fundamentally great club.

“On a personal level I’ll be looking to push on at right-back and get better and stronger as the season goes on.”

Meanwhile, Avenue are open for business when it comes to both season tickets and tickets to their upcoming pre-season friendly against Bradford City on July 1.

In person, season tickets and City match tickets will be on sale from 9am until 7pm all next week at the Avenue club shop.

You can also purchase season tickets online by using this link and City ones by following this link.

Please note that Avenue cannot take card payments at the club shop due to the system being down.