LEE Gaskell and Dale Ferguson have both signed two-year deals, keeping them at the Provident Stadium until at least the end of the 2016 season.

Ferguson has endured an injury-disrupted debut campaign at Odsal but Gaskell has impressed since arriving from St Helens.

Despite yesterday’s relegation for Jimmy Lowes’ men, Gaskell said: “I wanted to stay with Bradford regardless and am really excited by Jimmy's long-term plans for the club.

“It looks as though there could be a host of new faces coming in and it would be nice to see a few of the other boys stay put too.

“I just want to be able to go out there, give my all and perform in Bulls colours because I love it here.”

Ferguson is aiming to bounce back with a bang in 2015 after being hampered by numerous injury setbacks this year, resulting in just a handful of outings since arriving at the club.

“I have had an extremely frustrating season but the Bulls have really stood by me,” he said.

“I owe a huge amount to everyone involved with the club and I am determined to pay back the faith shown in me.

“I am really looking forward to the future and am relishing the challenges ahead.”

Lowes has described the re-signing of Gaskell and Ferguson as “just the start”, with building work for next season now well underway.

“Both Lee and Dale are of high quality and we believe it is vital to our future success to retain as many members of our current squad as possible,” insisted the Bulls boss.

“Regardless of what division we ply our trade in, quality is of great importance in terms of future success.

“Lee is going to be a key figure for us in the middle of the park and, as we have seen this season, he can be very versatile.

“Dale's attitude is great - he is fantastic to have around the place. He is certainly a team player and I am excited about what he will bring to the party next year and beyond.

“This is a very strong club, with a bright future ahead, and, to those doubting that, I believe this announcement is a real statement of intent.

“We are in the process of building a squad for next season and this is just the start for us.”