Departing Bradford City loanee Josh Cullen has backed the Bantams to build on an encouraging 2016/2017 season.
Cullen will return to parent club West Ham United after a hugely successful campaign with City for the 21 year-old.
After coming back to the club for a second loan spell last August, Cullen helped the Bantams to the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final. The talented midfielder also picked up the Players' Player of the Year award.
As the fans' favourite returns south, Cullen was keen to pass on his thanks to all those who had made his time at the Northern Commercials Stadium such an enjoyable part of his career.
Cullen said: "I am still disappointed that the season didn't finish how we all wanted it to last Saturday.
"It was an achievement to get the final though, and I'm sure the lads will give it a great shot next season.
"I want to thank everyone at Bradford City - the players, staff and fans - for everything during my time at the club.
"I wish the club all the best for the future.
"I couldn't have really wished for a better club to join on loan. It is a great club with great people.
"This is a club I feel a passion for, so it is very hard to take that we couldn't get that promotion.
"The club has to move on now, as I have to do as well with my career, but I'm sure the lads here can keep pushing this club forward."