JOHN Kear had no hesitation in adding another hooker to the Bulls squad after snapping up Danny Maskill.

The 24-year-old has joined until the end of the season after impressing while on trial at the club.

Maskill arrives following spells at Featherstone and Wakefield, either side of three years in Australia.

Kear said: “We are well covered at nine but when someone of quality comes available you have to take the opportunity.

“I am looking forward to him putting pressure on Sam Hallas, Thomas Doyle and George Flanagan and making me scratch my head when it comes to picking the first team.

“Anyone who saw the reserves game last week (against Castleford) will have seen Danny’s quality.

“He exuded composure and quality and his service from dummy half and work rate in defence was excellent.

“Those qualities earnt him a deal and we feel this isn’t a gamble – he played 13 games for a very good Featherstone Rovers side last year and he will be a valuable addition to the squad.

“Having a reserves structure has allowed us to sign him. He likes the feel of us and we like the look of him."