BRADFORD Bulls have received a triple dose of good news ahead of Saturday's Betfred League One home match against North Wales Crusaders.

Full back Gregg McNally and half-back Joe Keyes are both set to return after lengthy injury absences, while winger Dalton Grant is available again after suspension.

Cumbrian-born McNally has suffered from recurring quad muscle setbacks, with the first coming against Hunslet in April and the second six weeks later.

Following a back injury, Keyes has been unavailable for selection since early May as Elliot Minchella and Rowan Milnes have filled in at half-back during the Ireland international's absence.

Bulls head coach John Kear said: "They are fit and available for selection, so it is a further string to our bow. We are really pleased about it."

After agreeing to be found guilty for fighting during the game at Newcastle Thunder, Grant serve his one-match ban in tonight's reserve-grade game at home to Keighley Cougars.

Kear added: "We've spoken to the RFL about it and felt that was the case and we've had it confirmed in writing that the reserve grade counts as the single-game suspension.

"We are really delighted because we have had a bit of luck with that and that he'll be available, which further strengthens our cause."

Kear, meanwhile, is confident that new signing Anthony Bowman will cut the mustard.

The 26-year-old stand-off or loose forward, who has been signed from Rockingham Coast Sharks on a one-month trial, has Championship experience with Halifax and Swinton Lions.

Kear said: "I wanted to sign him when I was coach at Batley, but he preferred to go Down Under for a couple of years."

Bowman has been playing in the Perth Competition, and Kear said: "It is only four weeks since he played his last match over there so I am hopeful that he will still be fit.

"He was certainly at imposing figure at training and he has the skill so let us see how he goes on in his month's trial but I am optimistic."

Wigan Academy product Bowman has an eye for the try-line.

He scored 15 in 47 games for Halifax in 2010-14, also picking up a Northern Rail Cup winners' medal, and five in ten appearances for Swinton in 2014, plus none in two on loan at Oldham in 2013.