DANNY Brough has promised Bulls fans they can expect “blood, sweat and tears” when he goes into battle for the club in 2021.

Supporters are excited by the news that one of Super League’s most prolific points scorers will be joining Bradford on a two-year deal.

Brough, the Man of Steel in 2013, has forged a reputation as one of the most respected half-backs in the domestic game.

And even though he will be 38 when he starts for the Bulls, the Scotland international has made it clear there will be no easing up.

“Adapting to the Championship is something I am really looking forward to,” he said.

“The challenge comes from the pressure I put on myself and I will give 110 per cent, as will everyone, to reach our targets.

“I am hoping I can try and bring a winning mentality and great attitude to the side and help when times get tough to knuckle down and get the boys over the line.

“I am looking forward to playing in front of the Bradford fans and I hope they back us.

“We want to be title contenders and get the club back where it belongs and I can assure them there will be blood, sweat and tears to achieve that.”

Brough’s career will have come full circle when he links up with the Bulls at the Tetley’s Stadium. He began at Dewsbury in 2002 before going on to represent York, Hull, Castleford, Huddersfield and present team Wakefield.

He admits the John Kear factor was a huge part in dropping down from Super League and agreeing to make the Bulls his seventh club – and taking a significant pay cut in the process.

Brough won the Challenge Cup under Kear at Hull in 2005 as well as playing for him again during his first spell at Belle Vue.

He added: “John was a massive factor in my decision, I had him when I was 20 and in the middle of my career and now in the latter.

“He is a great motivator. You only need to see what he’s done in his career - he’s left a legacy everywhere he has been.

“I am really pleased to have signed. It is a challenge I am looking forward to and I see a club progressing from its darkest days to hopefully a brighter future.”

Brough played against the Bulls in the last game before lockdown when his Wakefield side clawed back a seven-point deficit to sneak a 17-14 Challenge Cup win.

He admitted the result was harsh on his new club, who had come so close to an upset against their Super League hosts.

“The Bradford lads really impressed me in the cup tie,” he said. “I thought they were the better team, they really stood up against us and that stands the side in good stead.

“I am looking forward to playing alongside those players. I am a ‘team first’ person and I like to put my front foot forward and do what needs to be done.”

Bulls vice captain Sam Hallas, who last week confirmed he had agreed a new deal for next year, believes Brough’s capture is proof that the club mean business.

He said: “Look at how the club is building, retaining John and signing someone like Danny Brough are massive coups and really sets the club’s stall out.”

Kear has been in talks with other players in his squad and news of more deals is expected.