CHEV Walker today became the latest player to throw his weight behind the Bulls' bid to bounce back to Super League at the first attempt.

The experienced back-rower put pen to paper on a new one-year deal and promised to repay the club by helping deliver immediate promotion.

Walker said: "I definitely wanted to stay, without a doubt. I love the place and I'm looking forward to what should be an exciting journey."

With three straight wins under their belts, Jimmy Lowes has ensured the Bulls will go down fighting – and Walker believes that has set the bar for a storming comeback when they drop into the second tier.

"Confidence has really affected us this year but I believe we will be able to grow in 2015 with a much bigger squad in place," said Walker.

"We have shown over the past few weeks that you can achieve big things when you are able to go out there and enjoy your rugby.

"For me, it is a matter of paying the club back for the faith showed in me and about helping Bradford back into Super League – where they belong."

Walker has demonstrated his versatility this year by turning out as prop on more than one occasion. Lowes sees him as a key figure in their bid to spend only one season away from the elite.

The Bulls coach said: "Chev is a very strong individual who offers our team a huge amount. It's great to have him secured for next season.

"Before picking up his hand injury, Chev had certainly found some form and was looking really good. I know he is looking forward to what next year could bring – as we all are.

"Chev is vastly experienced. He has played at the top of the sport in a number of different scenarios and performed.

"He will act as a real leader for us next year, guiding some of our younger recruits in what will be an exciting, yet challenging Championship campaign."

The Bulls will be there to be shot at next season but Walker is confident they will rise to the challenge.

He said: "The Championship is very different and I know the ruck speed will be slower. But I am relishing all of that.

"It will be a little new and certainly a strong competition, though we will not allow that to stop us achieving our aims.

"We have dropped out of Super League but our goal is clear and quite obvious. We want to earn promotion at the first attempt."