Bulls to blood youngsters

JAMES Bentley, under-19s academy loose-forward, and Joe Keys, a 20-year-old half-back, will make their Bradford Bulls debuts against Oldham at The Provident Stadium on Sunday (3pm kick-off).

Keys, who joined the Bulls in June from London Broncos, was quoted thus on the Bulls’ official website: “Oldham are a tough team with a big set of forwards. They compete very well.

“We will have to match them and then hopefully wear them down.”

Bentley will make his debut off the bench, but Keys is set to start as half-back partner to Dane Chisholm.

Bulls squad: Clark, Ryan, O’Brien, Addy, Bates, Keys, Kavanagh, Crossley, Mellor, Olbison, Welham, Sidlow, Lumb, Pitts, Charnock, Lauaki, Chisholm, Moss, Williams.

Said Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton: “It will be a big ask for us but with five wins in our last seven games we are one of the form teams of the division. We are going there to give it our best shot and to see what happens.”



News updates by email

Receive all the latest club announcements, news and match updates by subscribing to our newsletter.

New subscribers will receive an email asking for subscription confirmation.

Once confirmed, each email from the newsletter will allow subscribers to edit their delivery preferences.

* Subscriber details will only be retained for the purpose of delivering the newsletter. Completion of this form implies agreement.

OUR PARTNERS
Oasis Academy Oldham
H Mullaney & Son
Regenda Homes
University of Salford
Premier SsangYong
The Oldham Times
RFL
Spindles Town Square
ORSA
Hanlon & Wright
Bamford Print
Purpose Business and Marketing