Jay Pitts thankful for ‘new lease of life’ at Bradford

New Bulls signing Jay Putts is eager to make the most of “a new lease of life” offered to him by head coach James Lowes, insisting exciting times are ahead after finally agreeing a permanent contract with the club.

The 24-year-old was unveiled as one of five new addition to Bradford’s squad for 2015, at a packed out ‘Evening with the Bulls’, having put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

The Ossett-born talent, who arrived at the club as part of a season-long loan deal back in April, has been a consistent performer in the red, amber and black.

He joined from then parent club Hull FC and Pitts is fully focused on repaying the faith shown in him by Lowes, during what looks set to be an exciting Kingstone Press Championship campaign.

“I have really enjoyed playing here this year, I believe I have rediscovered some of my best form,” said the former Leeds and Wakefield star.

“Jimmy (Lowes) has done a cracking job since he arrived and our supporters have seen some impressive performances, from us, as a result.

“If you are enjoying your rugby and the coach in charge is backing you then why would you want to leave?

“We have a great set of lads here and a fantastic environment to work within, so I saw no reason to leave and was over the moon to secure a permanent move.

“The Bulls are building for a successful future and, as a team, we are eager to prove we can emerge as promoted following a spell in the second tier.”

Pitts, who has made 16 Super League appearances for Bradford in 2014, became the club’s second new signing following chairman Marc Green’s takeover.

He now wants nothing more than to kick on and make a name for himself in the British game, while working under Lowes.

“The squad for next year is looking pretty awesome,” added Pitts.

“We are going to have a huge amount of pace and power and, most importantly, a lot of strength in depth.

“It just proves how big of a club Bradford is when so many notable names agree to join.

“Competition for places will be very high and that will only improve performance levels, as we look to bounce straight back up into Super League – at the first attempt.”

“Personally, I am going up against some notable names to earn my place in the starting line-up, or even the first seventeen.

“However, I am certainly up for the challenge and cannot wait for the new season to come around.”