ACADEMY graduates Liam Kirk and Ross Oakes, who have both re-signed until the end of the 2019 season, want to restore the feel-good factor to the Bulls.

Prop forward Kirk, the club's only ever present this year, said: "Bradford is a club that has been through a lot in the last few years.

"I want to give everything that I can to this place to try and get it back to where it belongs.

"I absolutely love it here. The club seems to have this positive aura around it no matter what.

"It is a special club and I'm thrilled to dedicate myself to them and be a part of their future."

The 20-year-old, who has scored three tries this season – two of them against recently-promoted Hull KR – added: "I'm really happy to have re-signed for the club.

"I love it here. It has always been my dream to play professionally with the Bulls and I'm just trying to seize the opportunity with both hands.

"I've played a lot more than I expected to this year but I had a job to do and I wanted to do it to the best of my ability.

"I have loved every second of the season so far and I can't wait for more."

Centre Oakes, who has been hampered by numerous injuries since mid-May, said: "This is the club that I have grown up supporting, so playing for the first team this year has been incredible.

"We have had our high and lows but there is a very positive feel around the place at the minute and there are plenty of good things to come out of Bradford."

Oakes, also 20, who has scored nine tries in 17 first-team appearances and is entering his seventh year with the Bulls, added: "Dedicating myself for the next two years to this place was an easy decision to make.

"I love everything about this club. I did have other offers but this is where I have always wanted to play my rugby.

"Ever since I signed for the club at junior level, I always had high hopes for my future here. I always wanted to make my way into the first team and create a name for myself.

"It's been difficult lately being set back with this injury but I'm hoping that I can get back onto the field this Sunday and help the boys out in any way possible."

The Bulls complete their season at home to Rochdale Hornets and, after winning four of their last five matches, the re-signing of the Academy graduates has given the Odsal club a further lift as they bid to bow out of 2017 on a high.