Danny Brough and Jordan Lilley partnership excites Bradford coach John Kear

Bradford coach John Kear believes the half-back combination of Danny Brough and Jordan Lilley will light up the Championship this season.

Brough, 38, has joined the Bulls on a two-year deal from Super League side Wakefield ahead of the 2021 campaign.

The former Scotland captain will link up with Jordan Lilley in the halves – a partnership that excites Bradford coach John Kear.

He said: “I think it will light up the Championship and demonstrate the quality of the standard within the competition.

“Jordan’s absolutely blossomed. The partnership looks really exciting and that’s one of the reasons why I’ve counted 51 weeks and a day until we play Swinton in the pre-season trial game. I can’t wait to see that seven and six out there because I think it’ll be really exciting.”

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Jordan Lilley in action for Bradford in 2019

Brough brings a wealth of experience to Bradford, having made more than 500 career appearances, including 24 caps for Scotland.

Kear says Brough is helping drive the standards at the club as the Bulls prepare for the upcoming Championship season.

Kear said: “He has been great. He is good with his advice because he is a very smart rugby league player but the big one for me is that he’s been driving our standards.

“He praises them (the players) when it is good enough but he lets them know when it isn’t good enough so he is driving standards and setting the standards himself in a very positive manner.”

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