JAKE MULLANEY has put pen to paper on a one-year deal to become Bradford Bulls’ second new signing for 2015.
The versatile Australian is currently plying his trade with Salford Red Devils, where he has scored two tries and kicked 24 goals in 12 First:Utility Super League appearances.
Mullaney, 24, will arrive at the Provident Stadium for pre-season training in October and comes with NRL experience, having previously enjoyed stints with Wests Tigers and Parramatta Eels.
He boasts experience at full-back, stand-off and on the wing, providing head coach James Lowes with a utility option in the Bulls’ backline.
“I am really looking forward to getting back playing consistently and am excited at the prospect of helping the Bulls make it back into Super League,” said Mullaney.
“Bradford is a massive club and I was well aware of the success enjoyed here whilst growing up in Australia.
“Back home, the Bulls are regarded as still one of the biggest clubs around and so I am really pleased to be joining.
“What I want from here is a strong pre-season with Bradford, giving me the best possible chance of cementing a place in the team next year.
“It is early days at this stage but one thing I can assure the Bulls supporters is that I will be giving my everything for the club.”
Coach Lowes insists his plans are coming together for next term, with Sydney-born Mullaney acting as another piece to his puzzle.
And The General expects his latest recruit, who has been described as a “prolific goal-kicker” to hit the ground running.
“Jake is a real talent and we are looking forward to seeing what he will bring to the team,” added Lowes.
“He has been set back by injuries this season, meaning consistency has been an issue for him.
“But I am sure he will knuckle down later this year, when the players start pre-season training, and prove his ability in a Bradford shirt.
“The squad is beginning to take shape but there is still a lot of work going on behind the scenes, as we look to piece things together for 2015 and beyond.
“As the club has already stated, we are hoping to have in place a quality team which will be able to challenge the teams placed in front of us next year.”
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