FORWARD Sam Barlow has today become the Bulls third winter signing as he looks to resurrect his career.

The 31-year-old arrives at the club on the back of spells with Sheffield, Halifax and Leigh with 59 tries from 163 appearances.

Barlow is returning to the sport off the back of a four-year ban from UK Anti-Doping for interfering with a drugs test. He has recently been training with Halifax.

The Scotland international penned a one-year deal and insisted Bradford boss John Kear was pivotal in his decision to sign.

He said: “I am really happy to get the deal done, I have an opportunity thanks to John and hopefully I can repay his faith on the field.

“I have had a few tussles with Bradford over the years and now I want to start enjoying myself and progressing to being influential out on the pitch for the club.

“I have played with Steve Crossley and Anthony England before and the pack is starting to take shape – if we can impose ourselves on the pitch we can go well this season.”

Head coach Kear believes his pack will be bolstered by the capture of a player he sees as a real “plus point”.

Kear said: “What we are getting is a very good rugby league player who we need in that middle channel.

“I am delighted we got the deal over the line because he can add something to us in the Championship. Our philosophy is that we don’t bring anyone in who won’t add value.

“He has had many years at the elite end at the Championship. We will see a real big plus point and we can see the best of Sam Barlow through next season.”