YOUNG Bradford Bulls duo Brandon Pickersgill and Ethan Ryan admitted they were thrilled to have scored a try apiece for their hometown club in the final game at Odsal, with Pickersgill saying the day "couldn't have gone any better" for the pair".

Ryan admitted that it had been an emotional day, with the fans' show of support and love striking a chord with him.

Speaking about the game, Pickersgill said: "It was a great day today, a great performance. The fans came out in their numbers and we really put on a show for them.

"It was a little scratchy in bits but in the end we ran away with it and for two Bradford lads to get on the scoresheet, it couldn't have gone any better for us.

Ryan, asked about scoring his 20th try of the season, following on from his excellent numbers in the 2018 League One season, said: "As a player you want to keep up your form, but I'm just glad we've put on a good show for the 7,000 that have turned out.

"The stands were absolutely packed and to put on a good team performance and mark Odsal's last game with a win, that's the most important thing for me.

"To see so many smiles on so many people's faces when they were on the pitch, getting photos with us all, it's a good family community here.

"I'm really going to miss it here, it's quite an emotional day."

Pickersgill was delighted with his try and seemed excited by the upcoming 2020 season.

He said: "Jy (Hitchcox) passed it back to me but (Sheffield player Anthony) Thackeray intercepted it. When Oakesy (Ross Oakes) got it I thought he would score but it just popped out nicely for me and I managed to get it over the line which is a nice bonus.

"I'm looking forward to next year. It's unfortunate that we just missed out on the play-offs this year but we'll try again next year, hopefully get in the top five, and aim for Super League.

Ryan, who, as reported by the T&A last week, has been linked with a move to Super League side Hull KR, admitted that his Bulls future was still up in the air.

He said: "Obviously we're moving to Dewsbury and the club's in special measures. There's a lot of things that may happen so we've just got to see.

"But hopefully we can sign players eventually, the recruitment can be quite strong and then we'll have a real push for that Super League status.

"We fell short this year but I'm proud of the boys. We're a tight-knit group and I'm happy to have done this year and played this last game at Odsal with these men. It's been a pleasure."