Thanking Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins was the first thing that Adam Sidlow did, after the prop signed a contract extension with the club.
It was at the start of last season when Sidlow arrived at the club from the Salford Devils and after making 19 appearances for Bradford and scoring 5 tries, Sidlow suffered a knee injury and it ruled him out for the season.
Now at full fitness, it was the help of coach Cummins that saw Sidlow rewarded with a new deal.
â€œA big thanks must go to Francis as he gave me the initial opportunity and he has helped me gain a new deal here, which I badly wanted,” said Sidlow.
â€œThis is such a massive club and it is an honour to play here.
â€œDespite what has gone on over the past couple of months off the field, I would not change a thing. I absolutely love it here.
â€œI would like to think my best years are still ahead of me and I still feel as though I am progressing as a Super League player.
It was the faith that Cummins showed in him that left Sidlow wanting to stay at the club, one that he is committed to 100%.
â€œI am one hundred per cent committed to Bradford,” said Sidlow.
â€œFrancis has shown a whole load of faith in me and he has enabled me to love playing rugby league again.â€
With a great future ahead of him, coach Cummins can see the potential of Sidlow and expects him to be an integral part of the side moving forward.
â€œI am delighted for Adam. He is a towering front-rower with, I believe, a huge future ahead of him,” said Cummins.
â€œHe gets better with every game he plays and given the fact he still has a number of years ahead of him, I am extremely excited about having him on board for a further two years.
â€œAdam is undoubtedly a key figure in our team and I am sure he will become even more integral this season.â€