Bradford backrower Tom Olbison has signed a new two-year deal with the Bulls.
Olbison, 22, graduated through club’s scholarship programme and extends his stay at Bradford until 2015.
He said: “I was here until the end of next year anyway, so they’ve added a year to it and I’m obviously delighted.
“I take it as a big compliment because I wasn’t up for renewal and this is a big confidence boost because it shows the club want me here. I was more than happy to take it because it gives me some added security.
“I was more than happy to take it because it gives me some added security.”
Bradford coach Francis Cummins, whose side have lost five of their last six games, revealed he was delighted with Olbison pledging his future to the Bulls.
He said: “This is a massive thing for the club and I really do rate Tom highly.
“He played very well at the start of the year but then had a bit of an injury and form can sometimes go when that happens.
“But he’s shown enough this year to warrant a new deal and, having come through the ranks, he’s definitely got a love for the club and has great potential.”
Bradford face St Helens on Sunday with teams hoping for a turnaround in fortunes.