DANE Chisholm, man of the match for Bradford Bulls at North Wales Crusaders on Sunday, has confirmed that he is in talks about extending his contract at Odsal.

The 28-year-old Australian, who scored two tries and was their creative hub at Queensway Stadium, has a deal with the League One leaders until the end of this season.

And he indicated he would be keen to prolong his stay when he said: “You see our fan base, you see our stadium, you see the whole aura about the club.

“We love our rugby league up in Bradford and I cannot wait to get back there and play a few more Super League games with this club.”

He added: “We are in chats now and we will see what happens.

“(The Championship) is where we should be next year, and for years beyond that we should be back up in Super League.

“I haven’t played for another club with a fan base like this.”

Chisholm, who also landed eight of his nine shots at goal against Crusaders, has come back from an anterior cruciate ligament injury which he suffered midway through the 2017 season during the Summer Bash against Hull KR at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road.

The playmaker said of his current fitness: “I have tested my knee out and it is all good - almost back to 100 per cent now so I am pretty happy with that and I am just trying to improve week by week.

"Hopefully I can gave a real strong pre-season and then I'll be be back to where I was before I did my knee, which is my short-term goal.

"It (an ACL injury) is one of the worst things that you can do because you are out for so long and is one of those injuries that every athlete doesn't want to have.

"But I have done it and have come back. I am glad where I am now, I love being at this club and hopefully we can move onto bigger and better things."