ANDY Kiwomya has been appointed City’s new performance coach.

The 1996 Wembley promotion winner has returned to Valley Parade on a full-time basis to work closely with manager Derek Adams – and will be in the dug-out against Colchester tomorrow.

Kiwomya, 54, previously held the role at Huddersfield and has also filled similar conditioning positions with Manchester City, Leeds and Nottingham Forest.

Kiwomya, who had been working as a radio analyst, said: “First and foremost, I want to say thank you to Derek Adams for this opportunity. I will endeavour, as always, to do my very best for this club and its fantastic supporters.

“It is an exciting opportunity, which I felt I could not pass up, and am now just looking forward to getting stuck into the job and supporting the manager and backroom staff as best as I can.

“My previous role has meant I have been able to see a lot of the players already this season, and I arrive with a clear idea on the things I would like to implement, alongside the rest of our performance department, over time.

“I would like say a big thank you to all the City supporters for the love they have shown me over the years, and I hope to repay that as part of this special club once again.

“It is great to be back in the Bradford City family again, and I cannot wait to see you all back at Valley Parade tomorrow night.”

City boss Adams believes Kiwomya’s knowledge will add “lots to our armoury” for the rest of the season and beyond.

He said: “Andy has excellent experience, not only as a performance coach but also as a player.

“This knowledge and expertise will add value to the backroom staff, which I am sure we will see short and long-term benefits of.

“We all look forward to working with Andy, who is already held in such high regard at this club, and we cannot wait to see the reception you will give him tomorrow night.”