Brandon Pickersgill signs new Bradford deal

Drew Darbyshire

Bradford full-back Brandon Pickersgill has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

The 23-year-old has scored 23 tries in 55 appearances for the Bulls since making his senior debut back in 2017.

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

“John (Kear, coach) 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 coach John Kear added: “I have publicly stated on a number of occasions how I 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.”

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