Addy commits future to Bradford

Bradford's Danny Addy just grabs Hull's Richard Horne on Sunday.
Bradford's Danny Addy just grabs Hull's Richard Horne on Sunday.
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BRADFORD Bulls have secured the highly-coveted Scotland World Cup star Danny Addy on a new two-year contract.

The utility player, 23, has been one of the club’s form players this season and it was no surprise a raft of Super League outfits - including Hull KR - had been chasing his signature following Bradford’s relegation.

However, Addy, who progressed through the academy system at Odsal, has turned down all of those overtures to try and fire his club straight back up from the Championship in 2015.

“Bradford is a great club, I’m very happy here and saw no reason to leave,” said the Pontefract-born player, who made his first-team debut in 2010 and is equally adept at half-back or back-row.

“There was interest from a number of Super League sides but I’m delighted to be staying with the Bulls.

“Some excellent signings have been made for next year and it is great to see plenty of the boys agreeing new deals with the club.

“It fills me with a huge amount of confidence and I’m already looking forward to next season.

“I believe we have the ability to bounce straight back up, which will be our main focus.”

Addy, who will be a Bradford player until at least the end of 2016, is the 12th addition to head coach James Lowes’ squad for next year.

Dave Petersen, Etu Uaisele, Dan Fleming, Jake Mullaney and Mark Offerdahl have already been unveiled as new signings while Dale Ferguson, Lee Gaskell, Adam Sidlow, Tom Olbison and Adam Henry have all extended their deals.

“Danny is another strong addition to our 2015 squad and we are really pleased to have him on board,” said Lowes.

“He is a very versatile player, who is capable of offering the team a huge amount.

“He is a product of the club’s academy system and has plenty of years ahead of him yet.

“I have been aware of his ability for some time and look forward to seeing him line up as part of next year’s team.”