Tyrell Robinson has given the Bantams the perfect New Year's boost by putting pen to paper on a fresh contract.
Robinson, pictured above with City joint-owner Edin Rahic, said: "I am happy with the way I have been playing this season, but I know I must keep playing well and keep improving to show people it was the right decision to give me this new deal.
"If I'm being honest, pre-season was hard for me.
"I was struggling a lot with the running and all the boys were way ahead of me.
"I was speaking to my family members at the time and thinking 'this isn't going to work out for me'.
"I didn't feel I'd made a good impression at first.
"A lot of hard work between now and then though with Shorty (Chris Short, fitness coach) has helped my conditioning a lot.
"Playing games and improving my fitness has obviously helped me a lot. I've been able to kick on recently and start to play games for the first team.
"Seeing Omari (Patrick) coming into the side at the start of the season and scoring on the opening day, I was like 'wow, I want to be part of this as well'.
"Myself and Omari are always looking back on our games and seeing how we can improve.
"We try and help each other and learn things off each other.
"I just want to keep improving my fitness and my overall game. I know I still have things to learn, especially in the left back position."