Bradford have signed Danny Brough from Wakefield on a two-year deal from next season.
Brough, 37, will re-unite with Bulls coach John Kear, who he worked under at Hull and Wakefield.
He said: “I am really pleased to have signed, it is a challenge I am looking forward to and I see a club progressing from its darkest days to hopefully a brighter future.
“The Bradford lads really impressed me in the cup tie back in March, I thought they were the better team, they really stood up against us and that stands the side in good stead.
“I am hoping I can try and bring a winning mentality and great attitude to the side and help when times get tough to knuckle down and get the boys over the line.”
The Scotland international has made more than 400 appearances in Super League and is in his second spell at Wakefield, having spent eight years with Huddersfield, where he won the League Leaders’ Shield and was Man of Steel in 2013.
He started his career at Dewsbury, moving on to York, and also played a pivotal role in Castleford’s title-winning season in 2007 that earned them promotion back to Super League.
Kear added: “It is a key signing, it shows the true ambition of the club – our priority is to keep our essential players but when you have absolute quality coming available you have to pursue it, we did and we are delighted Danny has signed.
“We are operating on a tight budget but Danny has agreed to come because he likes the challenge ahead of him and because we have a great relationship.
“He will help the younger players realise Super League isn’t a distant dream but a hard-nosed desire and he will is without doubt a huge talent.”