Bradford get bargain of the transfer window as they sign player for just £1 per week

IT IS hard to get much for £1 these days but Bradford (Park Avenue) have secured the bargain of the transfer window after Adam Nowakowski agreed to remain at the club for just £1 per week.
Bradford (Park Avenue) fans take in the action. Picture: Dave Howarth/PA Wire.Bradford (Park Avenue) fans take in the action. Picture: Dave Howarth/PA Wire.
Bradford (Park Avenue) fans take in the action. Picture: Dave Howarth/PA Wire.

The coronavirus outbreak and subsequent shutdown of sport across the country has left numerous clubs with grave financial worries.

However, Avenue favourite Nowakowski has done his bit to help out by agreeing a deal worth £1 per week.

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It is unclear if fans will be allowed back into stadiums for the return of non-league, something which will have a significant impact on club finances.

And when supporters are given the all-clear to return, it will be in limited numbers.

"We have been incredibly successful in attracting corporate sponsorship to the club, our incredible fans continue to be hugely generous, and this act of selflessness from one of our players is truly amazing," read a statement from Bradford (Park Avenue).

Nowakowski will be able to provide Avenue with some versatility, as he can play in both midfield and defence, something which will prove beneficial to a smaller squad.

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"Adam’s been a really important player for us for the past two seasons playing in several positions and always having an impact in games," said manager Mark Bowyer.

"His versatility and personality have made him a really popular member of the squad both within the dressing room and amongst the supporters.

"He has gone above and beyond in committing to us next season and we are delighted that he has done so."

Nowakowski was keen to "give something back" to non-league and made the offer to sign for £1 himself.

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"I’m pleased to have signed for Mark and Danny for another season at Bradford (Park Avenue), I enjoy the style of football that they play and they always create a great dressing room," said Nowakowski.

"On top of that I wanted to give something back to non-league football that has been so good towards me over the years.

"The pandemic means that there lots of financial unknowns this season, not just for the Avenue but all non-league clubs, so I decided to offer to sign for the club on £1 per week to help support the club during this difficult period.

"I cant wait to get started and I know all of the squad are looking forward to seeing supporters return, following a long period without football."

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The National League North is expected to return in October, with supporters scheduled to be allowed to return to venues in limited capacity from October 1.

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