Saltonstall extends Bradford stay

Promising Warrington youngster James Saltonstall has extended his loan spell at Bradford Bulls by a month.

The 20-year-old, who was born in Halifax but represented Italy at the World Cup, scoring twice in two appearances, has impressed the Bulls coaching staff in the club’s three pre-season friendlies.

Both parties agreed that Saltonstall would benefit from Super League exposure and the winger could make his debut in Bradford’s season opener against Castleford Tigers on Sunday February 16.

“We are really pleased to see James staying around for another month, he is a great guy to have around the place,” said Bulls coach Francis Cummins.

“He has worked extremely hard since he arrived and he has certainly put himself about while on duty in the trial games.

“James will be continuing training with the first-team squad, upping the competition levels out wide while adding further pressure for places.”

Wolves coach Tony Smith said: “At the moment we are happy for James to stay at Bradford, until we look at things further down the line.

“We will be working out what is the best spot for him, either at Bradford or back with ourselves, but we will certainly look at that in the coming weeks.”

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