Bradford City AFC is delighted to announce that Sky Bet League Two 2022/23 Golden Boot winner Andy Cook has signed a new three-year contract with the club.
City’s top goalscorer last season, with 31 in all competitions accompanied by eight assists, Cook has put pen to paper on a deal which will see him remain at the University of Bradford Stadium until the summer of 2026.
Initially signing on loan in January 2021, Cook scored eight goals over the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign, before making the permanent move to Valley Parade in June 2021.
A further 12 goals followed in 2021/22, with 31 last season seeing him average a goal every 121 minutes and take his tally for the Bantams up to 51 in 115 appearances.
The experienced forward became only the sixth player ever to score 30 or more goals for City in a single season, and the first in the club’s history to finish as a division’s seasonal outright top scorer.
Cook said: “I am buzzing, over the moon to be here for another three years.
“I think everyone close to me knows this is where I want to be playing my football. I am delighted to have got it sorted as quickly as I have.
“I did have options elsewhere, but I wanted to stay here and help propel us to where we should be. I want to finish the business we started last season, and pick up where I left off on a personal note.
“The idea of playing in front of all these fans again was a big factor. The team togetherness and connection with them is something we all want to continue. They are so important, and hopefully we can give them something to shout about at the end of next season.
“When you look at the potential of the club, we know we can be in a higher division. Over the next few years, I want to be able to help us achieve that.”
Bantams boss Mark Hughes said: “We are delighted to have tied Andy down for another three years, and are looking forward to having him with us again for pre-season.
“His stats not only this season, but over the two and a half years he has spent at the club so far, speak for themselves. He is a very dangerous striker whose importance to our side is huge.
“With a number of clubs chasing his signature at this level and above, it was important we acted quickly to secure Andy’s services. To have his deal sorted at this early stage is a huge boost.
“I know he cannot wait to see all of you back out at Valley Parade again, and we are looking forward to hopefully seeing him replicate his excellent goalscoring form this season.”
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