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24th July 2020, 12:19 | Bradford

Brandon Pickersgill extends Bradford contract

Brandon Pickersgill extends Bradford contract

Bradford Bulls have announced that Brandon Pickersgill has signed a new one-year deal, keeping him with the club up until at least the end of the 2021 season.

The 23-year-old had scored three tries in six appearances before the curtailment of the Betfred Championship season.

Pickersgill said: “I am buzzing to be staying at Bradford another year – I really wanted to have a big year personally and make the ‘1’ shirt my own.

“John [Kear] has really helped me improve and was a big pull in me staying here, speaking to the coaching staff I feel we have a really strong chance next year.

“We have a strong spine going forward and are adding quality around it with players like Danny Brough and even though it has been a long wait, we really appreciate the fans’ support during this difficult time, and we cannot wait to get back. 

Bradford Bulls Head Coach, John Kear, said: “I have publicly stated on a number of occasions how much I rate Brandon as a player, his improvement and development has been phenomenal, and I can see further improvement in him too.

“I believe he is one of the best defensive full-backs in the division and I am absolutely rapped to have him on board for next year. 

“He came back into the side last year and more than proved a point to myself and the fans – he is a very good player with a good attitude. 

“He was sought after by other clubs, so we are very happy he has thrown his weight behind us and what we are trying to achieve.”