Bradford City summer signing Andy Cook has admitted to targeting a return to League One, and has expressed his confidence in new manager Derek Adams, as reported by the Yorkshire Post.
Cook, who made his loan deal a permanent move last month, has overseen the transfer rebuild happening at Valley Parade with eight new additions already through the door.
The 31-year-old is keen to get going and to continue his excellent goal record with the Bantams, which already stands at 8 goals in 21 matches.
A player who already has experience at League One level, Cook played a part in the Walsall team that was relegated in 2019, managing 13 league goals in 43 appearances, but his double-figure efforts weren’t enough to save the Saddlers from the dreaded drop.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Cook explained his oozing confidence in Bradford, saying: “I have never played under the gaffer, but have played against his teams and his record speaks for itself and he has got a promotion wherever he has been. With the CV he has got, he is the sort of manager that you want to play for.
“I want to be successful and I know he does. I felt as though I did well in League One and I scored 18 goals in all competitions in a relegated side and I would back myself to score goals and do well in League One. But for the time being, I am going to concentrate on doing what I can do for Bradford.
“I would like to think I have got a lot more to come. I will always back myself to score goals and I will back myself this year. People want you to fail because of the club you are at. We’ve got to prove people wrong.”
Despite his age being on the wrong side of 30 and his career closer to its end than it’s beginning, Cook is still a prized asset in this strong Bradford team.
His confidence in Adams can only spark a positive relationship between gaffer and player, but both of their records speak for themselves. A proven goal scorer and a promotion winning manager can only mean good things for the Bradford fans.