Former Claret Joins Park Avenue

Jon Stewart joins Bradford Park Avenue

Bradford Park Avenue have today confirmed that they have signed goalkeeper Jon Stewart for next season.  The 26 year old joins the club after spending the majority of last season at Worksop Town. He has twice in his career been signed by current Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.


Howe signed the stopper in 2010 at Bournemouth then once more a year later when he took over at Burnley.  The 6’2″ goalkeeper started his career in the Swindon Town youth team, followed by spells at Weymouth and Portsmouth before he signed for Howe’s Cherries.

Stewart left Dean Court with four football league appearances to his name and linked up with the young manager at Burnley. He failed to make a single appearance for the Clarets but spent two productive loan spells in the Conference with Alfreton.

Following his release from Burnley in 2013, Stewart joined Worksop for the first time, making 24 appearances in the Northern Premier League. Last summer he rejoined Alfreton but the move didn’t work out, and he rejoined Worksop, where he played alongside Avenue right back Alex Pursehouse.

Stewart’s signing however does spell the end of John Danby’s time at the club. Despite some excellent performances last season, he has not been offered a deal for the forthcoming campaign. The football club would like to place on record its thanks to John for all his efforts with the club in his short time here, and wish him all the best for the future.

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