Matty Foulds confident Bradford City will have a 'real good go' for promotion after signing new deal

MATTY FOULDS is confident that Bradford City will give it a 'real good go' for promotion in 2022-23 after committing his future to the club by signing a new two-year deal.

The Bradford-born left-back has agreed a deal which will keep him at the Utilita Energy Stadium until at least the summer of 2024 - with the option of a further year - after his agreement was set to expire in June.

The former Everton academy player made 28 appearances for City last term.

Foulds said: “I am delighted to be here for at least the next two years. It is a real push in the right direction for me, personally.

Bradford City defender Matty Foulds. Picture courtesy of Bradford City AFC.

“I have been sat in the sands at Valley Parade as a kid, so there is no better feeling than playing in front of 18,000 supporters.

“I played over 20 games last season which is the most I have got out of any season, but I think we underachieved.

“Next year, with the plans we have as a football club, we want to have a real good go. We want to get the place going again next season.”

On the positive development City manager Mark Hughes added: “We are pleased to have Matty with us for at least the next two years, and are looking forward to continuing to work with him.

“He has had a strong season with us, and typifies the kind of character we want at this football club.

“Matty wears his heart on his sleeve, loves Bradford City and always gives 110% on the field.

“At 24, he is still at a great age to develop, and we are happy he sees his long-term future here with us.”

Foulds' signature follows the decision of striker Lee Angol to re-sign with City, who have also signed winger Jamie Walker on a full-time basis, with the 28-year-old to join permanently at the start of July.

Charles Vernam, Charlie Wood, Elliot Watt, Levi Sutton, Luke Hendrie and Paudie O’Connor has also been offered new deals