Bradford Bulls captain Steve Crossley has committed his immediate future to the club by signing a new one-year contract extension.
The 29-year-old, who is in his third spell at the Bulls, was appointed captain by coach John Kear last season will once again lead Bradford out as they look to gain promotion to the Betfred Super League.
Crossley, who has also played for Dewsbury Rams, Featherstone Rovers, Castleford Tigers and Toronto Wolfpack, told the club website: “Over the moon, John approached me about this deal and I am always looking forward to staying at this club and seeing what the future brings.
“I am a Bradford lad, I grew up on the terraces watching the club and things are on the up now, there are a load of positives and make no mistake this was an easy decision to re-sign.
“It will always be a career highlight for me captaining this club, we are all excited about what 2020 will bring – it is young but enthusiastic squad and we will be there to be competitive.”
Head coach Kear is delighted that Crossley has decided to stay with the Bulls, he added: “I am absolutely delighted – it is a really big commitment and shows the confidence Steve (Crossley) has in his fellow players, coaches and the club.
“Steve is a Bradford lad, he loves playing for his club and he has grown into his role as captain – he wants success and feels this club can attain success.
“It was one of the easiest negotiations I have been involved in, he is one of our main leaders and he wants to be part of the group that brings the Bulls back to Bradford and I am delighted to be working alongside him.”