Bradford Park Avenue’s latest signing Adam Nowakowski says he is excited to extend his spell at the Horsfall Stadium.
Nowakowski joined the club early last season, initially arriving on loan from Darlington before making the move permanent two months later.
And now after playing a big part in last season’s phenomenal escape from relegation, he is keen to start the new campaign with renewed ambitions.
“I feel great, I’m really excited for another year with the club” Nowakowski said.
“Obviously I came on loan last season and we only had about three or four points and the main ambition coming in was to get to safety.
“We managed to achieve that and now the manager is bringing in some good players and we’ve got completely different ambitions.
“As soon as he rang me asking if I wanted to commit for another year, it was a no-brainer really.
“Since the gaffer came in we went from rock bottom to finishing 10 points clear, and actually getting out of that was a lot harder, and a lot greater an achievement than when I won the league with Darlington the year before.”
Nowakowski quickly became endeared to supporters, as it was clear he enjoyed pulling on the green and white of his hometown club.
“I definitely enjoy playing for the club,” the towering midfielder said.
“All my family is from Bradford, my parents were born in Bradford, my dad went to St Bede’s, and my Grandad even played rugby for Bradford Northern.
“So I’ve got Bradford running through my veins, and staying in an area that is local to me is something that I was really keen to do.”
Nicknamed “The Destroyer” at previous clubs, Nowakowski has proved useful to manager Mark Bower for his proficiency in a number of positions on the field.
“I think the only position I didn’t play last season was in goal,” the 29-year-old laughed.
“For me, anywhere down the middle is great, I just want to do well for the team.
“Whether that means playing up front one week and defence the next, I’m happy to be in that team.
“Obviously my favourite position is in central midfield, covering ground and making a difference in both boxes and that’s where I think I had my best games last season, so that’s where I think I’m at my best.”