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“Like fantasy football” – Bradford Bulls boss says the club are nearly “ready” to unveil next signing

Bradford Bulls have made some exceptional signings ahead of the 2023 Championship season.

They have drafted in Jack Walker and Bodene Thompson from Leeds Rhinos, Michael Lawrence from Huddersfield Giants and Keven Appo after he starred in the Rugby League World Cup for Papua New Guinea.

However, the Bulls are not done yet.

Speaking yesterday, Dunning confirmed that the Bulls are still looking to bring people in with one new signing nearly ready to be unveiled.

“We’re still in the market. I don’t think recruitment ever ends, it’s an ongoing process,” Dunning said of recruitment ahead of the new season which the Bulls will begin against Whitehaven after a meeting with Leeds Rhinos at Headingley this weekend.

“We have the irons in the fire of bringing people in. But they have the shirts right now. I’ll only bring in someone who I think makes us better.”

He then added: “One iron may be ready but it’s not going yet” hinting that a new signing is close to being secured.

The Bulls have subsequently given themselves a lot of options, especially in the halves.

They have the likes of Dec Patton, Jordan Lilley and Tom Holmes all vying for spots in those key positions which saw Dunning describe deciding on a team as being “like fantasy football” as he nears the start of the new campaign.

He said: “It’s a bit like fantasy football. There’s still a few things I want to see like Dec Patton there. We haven’t seen him since the Bash last year.”

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