Flanagan signs new Bradford deal

George Flanagan. Credit: RL Photos

Bradford Bulls hooker George Flanagan has signed a new deal with the club for the 2021 season.

He re-joined the club in 2018, and recently made his 200th appearance for the club against Underbank Rangers in the Challenge Cup.

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Reacting to the news, he said:

I am buzzing, delighted to be staying with my hometown club – it is a┬ámassive gift so thanks to John and coaching staff for offering me another deal.

“It has been a frustrating year for everyone – I missed first few games then I wanted to get back into the swing of things, thought we were building well before covid hit but looking forward to getting started next year. 

“John has signed some quality players, us experienced players will push the younger lads and I have always said i will help the young lads out there, young Doyley coming through is pulling trees down, full of enthusiasm.

“The fans have been brilliant – that so many have given their money back after what they have been through is┬átestament to them, I have felt their pain as a Bradford fan and hopefully we can repay them on the pitch when they can come back.”

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Head Coach John Kear added: “George is really part of our group that adds something on and off the field and he has been tremendous regarding his leadership and on the field of play he offers a great deal, we have very good hookers and are blessed in this position.

“I am hoping he comes back and plays regularly and consistently and plays very well, very pleased he has re-signed and he will contribute greatly in the next 12 months. 

“We have a nice blend of experienced established players, young established players and young emerging players – it is a good mix, we need to get it right and I am sure we have.”

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