Purtell extends stay with Bulls

Purtell Bradford Bulls

By Anders Anglesey

Australian centre, Adrian Purtell, committed his future to Bradford Bulls after agreeing a one-year-deal with the club, yesterday.

The 29-year-old is now the fifteenth member of the Bull’s squad to re-sign ahead of the new campaign and takes the squad roster to 23.

Purtell said he was happy to extend his stay at the club stating it was an easy decision for him to make.

He said: “I am very grateful to the club and the manager for giving me the opportunity to remain a Bradford player for another year.

“I see the one-year deal as a launchpad, ahead of what is going to be a massive year for me personally.

“I cannot speak on behalf of the rest of the team, but am desperate to ensure an instant return to Super League next year. I feel as though we have a point to prove and things to put right.

“A fantastic squad is being put together behind the scenes, which I believe will give us a great chance of achieving just that.

“The board and Jimmy have put together a large squad, packed full of power, pace and quality. I think we will be difficult to beat next year.”

Head coach, James Lowes, praised Purtell’s decision to stay at the Yorkshire-based club and hopes his contribution can see the Bulls make animmediate return to the Super League.

“He was very keen to stay and I know how determined he is to play a part in what we hope to achieve next year.

“Adrian represents another fantastic addition to what is already a promising squad. I cannot wait to get going with pre-season training in October.”

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