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Leon Pryce reveals where it went wrong at Bradford Bulls and predicts his Championship player of the year

Leon Pryce retirement

Leon Pryce has been making waves in recent weeks following his new punditry role on Premier Sports alongside Emma Jones and Kevin Brown.

In fact, the former St Helens halfback has been so impressive that Channel 4 will also be picking his brain during the season as a pundit on there.

For Pryce, though, his current role as pundit of the Championship coverage on Premier Sports has seen him lay out a few home truths – and one appeared on last Monday night when talking about why it went wrong in his second spell at the Bradford Bulls.

In his first stint at Odsal, Pryce played over 200 games, scoring 91 tries in a period of nine seasons.

However, when he returned in 2017 to play 11 more games, the 40-year-old revealed he wasn’t in the best shape physically, but that he identified one particular player at the club who would go on to be a star.

“I shouldn’t have gone back to Bradford – I was overweight and I was playing on one knee,” Pryce said on Premier Sports.

“But, Brandon Pickersgill was there and he was able to throw out some fantastic shapes.

“His support play is spot on, he picks the right way, he will be my player of the year.”

It’s a big statement from Pryce, but with Pickersgill now at Featherstone Rovers, there will likely be more eyes eagerly awaiting to see how he performs as the West Yorkshire club aims for promotion.

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