Bradford (Park Avenue) have decided to take up the option of retaining Adam Clayton for next season.
The 27 year old has made 156 appearances and scored 20 goals since joining the club from Garforth Town ahead of the 2010/11 season. In recent years, long-serving Clayton has impressed in the heart of the Avenue’s defence which has drawn praise from his manager John Deacey.
Clayton says he is happy to remain at the Horsfall Stadium for many years to come:
“I’m glad to be able to sign for another year. This will be my fifth season and as long as the manager and the club want me to stay then I will.”
Last season, the defender was enjoying a rich vein of form before suffering an injury which saw Clayton make 29 appearances, and he admits he’s desperate to get fit for next season:
“I’m still awaiting surgery at some point in the summer so I just hope I can play some part of pre-season and hopefully get in the team for the start of the season.”
With the club looking to build on their tenth place finish, Clayton is hoping that they can be involved in the playoffs:
“If we can keep the bulk of the squad for next season, we can definitely challenge for the playoffs.”
Please keep looking at the official website for more player news ahead of the 2014/15 season.