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Bradford tie down highly-rated youngster

Bradford have re-signed highly-rated forward Ebon Scurr on a new one-year deal.

The 20-year-old made his Bulls debut last year having graduated through the academy and was ever-present in the first team before the season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A strong-running front rower, Scurr has impressed coaches enough to earn a new deal and will continue to progress under the tutelage of John Kear.

“I am really happy to have signed,” he said. “The main factor behind me staying was seeing the direction the club is heading in. Having spoken to John and seeing his plans for the future I wanted to be a part of it, he is the coach I want to play under.

“He has put a lot of faith in me and the other younger lads and it is great to have that trust put in you. I was not expecting to play so much this year but I feel like I still have a lot to improve on. There are always players who try tip you off and heading into 2021 I just want to be consistently performing in the first team.”

Bradford boss Kear added: “I am really pleased – it is very important that we strengthen our existing squad but equally as important to retain the younger players who we feel have big futures.

“In the early stages of this year, Ebon demonstrated he has a big future but it was not a surprise to me how well he played, he did it week in, week out for the Academy.

“It was just a matter of if he could adjust to the physicality of week in, week out Championship rugby but anyone who watched him saw he did.”

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