Alex Gilliead has put pen to paper on a new two-year contract with Bradford City AFC.
The deal will keep the midfielder, currently in his third spell at the club, at the University of Bradford Stadium until the summer of 2025.
His 50 appearances in all competitions last season took his tally since returning to the club in 2021 to 99, with him turning out a total of 157 times in claret and amber so far.
Gilliead said: “I am buzzing to have signed on and am happy to be here. The first aim is to go one better than we did last season. The feeling of not getting promoted is still a little raw, and it will forever be a sensitive memory.
“It is not going to be easy, but we know what it takes now to get across the line. Some good teams have gone up, and some have come down, but we are a good team, and we know what we are capable of.
“My game has developed since I came back here, and I have the gaffer and Glyn to thank for that too. Being around them has helped and I have come into my own in a bit of a new position.
“I want to be pushing the lads and it can only be good for everyone to have a dedicated dressing room focused on promotion out of this division.
“I have enjoyed my time here, and I can see that continuing. It is a special place, and when it gets bouncing, I could not see myself at a better club. I am looking forward to getting back on the pitch, and meeting the new players.”
City manager Mark Hughes said: “We are pleased to have tied Gilly down to another few years with us, and to be retaining his services heading into this season.
“He is a popular member of the dressing room who brings a lot of important qualities, both on and off the pitch.
“His endeavour and drive, coupled with his leadership ability and senior influence make him a player I trust very well, and his appearances tally over the past two years speaks for itself.
“I am looking forward to having him back with us for pre-season this week, as we begin on-field preparations for 2023/24.”
Alex Gilliead will continue to be sponsored by Peckover Transport for the 2023/24 season.