Bradford (Park Avenue) have completed the signing of forward Lewis Knight after the 19-year-old was granted international clearance.
Knight joins having featured as a trialist throughout pre-season, making an instant impact with a goal against Silsden on his first outing in a Bradford shirt. He continued to impress manager Mark Bower in a series of friendlies, earning a contract with the club and becoming the eighth new addition to the squad.
He is a product of Leeds United’s academy and featured regularly for the club’s under-18 and under-23 sides as a scholar before being released in 2017. Following his Elland Road exit, the forward moved to the USA to study at Marshall University and was prolific for the University’s football team in the Conference USA league.
He returned to England this year and spoke to the club’s website about his delight at joining Bradford (Park Avenue):
“I’m really happy to have joined Bradford (Park Avenue). It’s a great club and I’m really looking forward to being part of a successful season. I’m eager to help the team achieve its goals and learn along the way. I just can’t wait to get playing now.”
Knight is available for this evening’s clash with Spennymoor Town.