TOM Olbison and Adam Sidlow were tonight revealed as the latest players to commit themselves to the Bulls.
Homegrown second-rower Olbison, who has progressed through the ranks at Odsal, has penned a two-year deal, while former Salford prop Sidlow – who joined Bradford ahead of the 2013 campaign – has signed a one-year contract.
The pair have followed Dale Ferguson and Lee Gaskell in agreeing to stay at the Bulls in the wake of the club’s relegation.
Head coach Jimmy Lowes has already bolstered his squad with the acquisition of Castleford prop Dan Fleming and Salford full back Jake Mullaney as Bradford prepare for life in the Championship.
Lowes is delighted to have secured the services of Olbison, 23, and Sidlow, 26, saying: “Adam is a good old trucker and he gets through a load of work.
“We’ll probably need that in the next couple of years and will try and complement it with the explosive types.
“You need a player like Adam, who can do a good job for 80 minutes if asked to.
“He’s a good signing – and Olbison is a good, young kid with a really good attitude.
“He’s got a massive amount of potential and the thing I like about Tom is that he will probably fulfil his potential because his attitude is that good.
“They are two good signings and we’re getting there now.”
The news was announced at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford this evening, where Bulls officials addressed supporters and revealed plans for the relaunch of the club’s lottery.
* See tomorrow’s Telegraph & Argus for interviews with Sidlow and Olbison.