Danny Williams poised for Bradford Bulls debut against Catalan Dragons (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Danny Williams poised for Bradford Bulls debut against Catalan Dragons
Updated 9:45am Wednesday 2nd July 2014 in Sport
DANNY Williams is set to make his Bulls debut against Catalan on Sunday after arriving on a one-month loan from Salford Red Devils.
The former Leeds winger, who enjoyed a spell in rugby union with Newcastle Falcons, has spent the past four seasons at Salford.
His arrival marks Jimmy Lowes’ first signing as Bradford boss but raises further questions over the future of Jamie Foster, who has not featured in the Bulls’ past five matches.
Williams looks set to slot in on the left wing against the Dragons on Sunday and he admits he is raring to go.
The 27-year-old, who has scored three tries in nine appearances for the Red Devils in 2014, said: “I’m looking forward to it the opportunity .
“Bradford are a big club and I’m thankful to be a part of it.
“There is plenty of competition for places in the backline here, which can be only healthy for the club.
“So, if I train well, hopefully I will get the nod for this weekend.
“It looks as though I will be battling against my parent club, as the Bulls fight for Super League survival. And as much as I want Salford to do well, I am a Bradford player now and I want to do my very best for the club.”
Williams will begin training with his new team-mates today and Lowes believes he can make a difference in the next four weeks.
“Danny is a very good player and he is a very experienced player,” said the Bulls coach.
“He will certainly add quality to the squad and we are very pleased the opportunity has come along.
“I am sure Danny can enhance what we have already got. It always helps to have competition for places, which is something we do not have enough of at the minute.
“He starts training on Wednesday morning, so we will see how he settles in and develops.
“He is very in contention, though, for the game against Catalan – which is another big one for us.”