Leeds loan three players to Bradford

Ebon Scurr re-signs with Bradford

Leeds have announced Jarrod O’Connor, Muizz Mustapha and Corey Johnson have joined Bradford on loan.

The trio have gone to the Bulls in search of regular time in the Championship.

They will also get the chance to play against their parent club, as the two sides take on each other in a friendly in January.

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Who are Bradford getting?

O’Connor, the son of former Wigan and Widnes forward Terry, arrived at Leeds back in 2019 amid financial difficulties at Widnes. He was joined at the club by Sam Walters, another product of the Leeds academy.

At the start of the 2020 season, he played two matches for Featherstone in the Championship was voided later that year.

He then made his debut for Leeds later that year, in a 34-6 defeat against Catalans at Headingley. Since then, O’Connor has made 16 appearances for the Rhinos, including 12 in 2021.

Meanwhile, Mustapha is a product of the Rhinos’ academy, making his debut in 2019 during a Challenge Cup win over Workington.

He made a further two appearances for Leeds in the 2020 season against Catalans and Warrington.

The Nigerian-born forward has also spent time away from Leeds. He has had loan spells at Featherstone and Dewsbury in the Championship, as well as Newcastle, who were in League One at the time. He also spent the 2021 season on loan at Super League side Hull KR- where he would make 11 appearances.

Mustapha’s only senior tries have come with Newcastle, in games against London Skolars, West Wales and North Wales.

Finally, Johnson is also an academy graduate at the Rhinos. He made his professional debut whilst on loan at Featherstone in a 38-16 defeat against Barrow.

He would make his Rhinos debut later that year in a 26-4 win over Warrington. Johnson then quit the sport in 2020 to focus on a career outside of the sport.

Johnson would return to the game a year later, signing on professionally with Leeds and was instantly loaned out to York, where played seven games for them.

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  1. Thaught the Bulls didn’t do that kind of thing,,,Ridiculed featherstone Rovers when they did it oh how the mighty have fallen lol

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