Leeds youngster Jordan Lilley joins Bradford on loan

Drew Darbyshire

Bradford have signed Leeds half-back Jordan Lilley on loan for the rest of the season.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a spell on loan at the Bulls last season and will be available for selection ahead of this weekend’s League 1 crunch clash against York City Knights.

Lilley played on loan for Championship sides Leigh Centurions and Featherstone Rovers this year as well as featuring for the Rhinos.

Bulls coach John Kear is over the moon to secure the services of Lilley.

He said: “This signing is a further statement of intent from the Bulls in adding quality players to an already strong squad.

“I look forward to working with Jordan and harnessing his ability, skills, and enthusiasm for the good of the team”

Bradford chairman Andrew Chalmers added: “Jordan is an extremely talented player and he really gelled with the team last year.”

“He’s going to play a crucial role in the side for the rest of the year as we enter the race to achieve promotion.”