Jorge Sikora has today signed a one-year contract extension - which will see him remain at Bradford City AFC for at least the coming campaign.
The City academy graduate was offered the opportunity to stay at the club, after his maiden professional deal expired at the end of the 2020/21 season.
Sikora, 19, made his senior debut for the Bantams in September 2019, before making a further four appearances in claret and amber last term.
The central defender’s first league start came on the final day of 2020/21 campaign where he lined up alongside Paudie O’Connor against Derek Adams’ Morecambe side.
He said: “I was delighted to get the phone call saying my contract would be extended.
“I did not play as much as I probably would have liked to, throughout last season, but I did start against Morecambe on the final day, which is where I felt I took my chance.
“It is all tunnel vision ahead of next year, now. It is important I kick on and show more of what I can do.
“I have been here since the under-13s, and came through with the likes of Finn Cousin-Dawson, Kian Scales and Reece Staunton.
“There is a clear pathway to the first team from the academy, and I am pleased to have been able to step up with them.
“I am looking forward to our supporters returning to Valley Parade, and cannot wait to get going next season.”
New City manager Derek Adams Said: “Jorge is one of many promising young players we are delighted to have in the squad ahead of next season.
“He has physical strength beyond his years and a great attitude towards learning, improving and battling on the field.
“I got a good look at him on the final day of the regular season when he played against my Morecambe side, and was impressed by what I saw. He more than demonstrated his ability to compete at this level.
“I am very much looking forward to working with him and am excited to see how he develops further over the course of the next year.”