BULLS have announced that Ant Walker and Brad Calland have both joined the club on a one-month trial period.

A familiar name in rugby league, Walker has previously represented a plethora of clubs, racking up 89 appearances, while also playing for the Welsh international team in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

In 2017, Walker was diagnosed with a brain condition, which halted his career.

Three years later, he has been cleared to play again and will be looking to impress Bradford head coach John Kear in pre-season.

Calland is a versatile option who primarily features as a back rower and he will be looking to add depth to the squad and impress head coach Kear.

The youngster previously represented Widnes Vikings U19s and scored against the Bulls in 2019 for them.

Speaking about the pair coming in, Kear said: "Ant Walker has plenty of Super League experience and he played for me at Wales and Wakefield - I know him really well and he is a very good player.

"He had to sit out on medical grounds but he is completely clear and we are giving him a way back into professional rugby league and I am certain he will take that opportunity.

"Brad too is a player we have brought in from Widnes. We had a tip off which indicated this is a young man with real good character and potential.

"We have brought him over to stick him out, we will see how well he goes and they will both feature against Keighley as well as Swinton - that is what we have promised and agreed."

The squad, with that duo in it, has been announced for Saturday afternoon's friendly against Swinton.

The 27-strong roster includes new signings Danny Brough, Brad England, Dan Fleming, Elliot Wallis and Reece Hamlett, as well as academy starlet Joe Burton, who has had a spell training with the first team.

Sam Hallas (hand), Anthony England (knee), Rhys Evans (hamstring), Aaron Murphy (knock) and Matthew Race (knock) miss out through injury.

But Kear was keen to point out that none are serious or long term injuries.

The full squad is listed below: