Bradford Bulls have completed the signing of Salford Red Devils star Jake Mullaney, with the Australian becoming the second new recruit to sign up at Odsal for 2015.
The Australian has penned a one-year deal with James Lowes’ side for next season, having made twelve appearances for the Red Devils so far in 2014. He admits he is excited by the prospect of trying to get the Bulls back into Super League, and says they are still regarded as one of the biggest clubs in the game, despite their relegation.
“I am really looking forward to getting back playing consistently and am excited at the prospect of helping the Bulls make it back into Super League,” said Mullaney.
“Bradford is massive club and I was well aware of the success they enjoyed here whilst growing up in Australia.
“It is early days at this stage, but one thing I can assure the Bulls supporters is that I will be giving everything for the club.”
Bulls coach James Lowes describes Mullaney as a “talent”, and admits his squad is starting to come together for a huge 2015 campaign in the Championship, after Lee Gaskell and Dale Ferguson last week became the first members of his current squad to commit for next year.
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“Jake is a real talent and we are looking forward to seeing what he will bring to the team,” added Lowes.
“I am sure he will knuckle down with us later this year when the players start pre-season training, and prove his ability in a Bradford shirt.
“The squad is beginning to take shape but there is still a lot of work going on behind the scenes, as we look to piece things together for 2015 and beyond.”
Meanwhile, fellow new signing Dan Fleming admits he is up for the challenge of getting the club back into Super League, after penning a two-year deal to become the club’s first new signing for next season.
The Wales international hasn’t played since March this year due to injury, but he says he is determined to have a strong off-season to hit the ground running with his new club in the Championship from next season.
“This is a massive opportunity for me and I cannot wait to get started,” Fleming said.
“I have enjoyed my time with Castleford but am really excited about the prospect of playing for the Bulls, in what will be a really challenging season in 2015.”