Australian utility re-signs with Bradford

Adrian Purtell

After battling his way back from serious injury, Adrian Purtell excelled in rugby league and as a result, he has been rewarded with a new contract by the club.

Purtell, a former Raider and Panther, is the latest player to re-commit to the club and is grateful for the faith that Bradford have shown in him.

“I am very grateful to the club and Jimmy for giving me the opportunity to remain a Bradford player for another year,” said Purtell.

“I see the one-year deal as a launchpad, ahead of what is going to be a massive year for me personally.”

Knowing that there is work to be done now that the Bulls have been demoted to the Championship, Purtell is excited to be a part of that journey.

“I cannot speak on behalf of the rest of the team but I am desperate to ensure an instant return to Super League next year. I feel as though we have a point to prove and things to put right,” said Purtell.

“A fantastic squad is being put together behind the scenes, which I believe will give us a great chance of achieving just that.”

Bradford coach James Lowes has seen first-hand as to how talented Purtell is and is excited to keep the utility at the club.

“Adrianis a very experienced player, who boasts bags of quality,” said Lowes.

“He was very keen to stay and I know how determined he is to play a part in what we hope to achieve next year.

“Adrian represents another fantastic addition to what is already a promising squad. I cannot wait to get going with pre-season training in October.”

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