PAUL Clough’s move to Huddersfield has finally been confirmed.

The Telegraph & Argus exclusively revealed on July 9 that the prop was leaving Bradford at the end of the season and joining the Giants on a two-year deal.

And Rick Stone’s side, who finished bottom of Super League in 2016 and narrowly avoided relegation, have announced that Clough will be joining them for the next two seasons.

Lee Gaskell and Dale Ferguson are also expected to be confirmed as Huddersfield players shortly.

Former St Helens forward Clough spent two seasons at Odsal in the Championship and admitted the past campaign was hugely disappointing as the Bulls failed to make the top four.

He said: “I have missed the Super League competition, that’s true, but I made a promise to the Bulls when signing for them that I would continue with them even when relegated and do my utmost to get them back into Super League.

“We missed that target by literally a few minutes in 2015 but 2016 has been a difficult year for everyone at the club and when the opportunity arose to join Huddersfield I had no hesitation.

“I am disappointed with how things ended at the Bulls and hope that they can sort things out and return to the top end of the game but my focus is now with the Giants and the job in hand here.

“I believe the club underachieved last year through a whole host of reasons and my aim is to bring a very strong work ethic and establish myself into the group.

“There are lots of front rowers here and hopefully I can pass some of my experience onto the younger lads as even after a few days I can see a lot of potential in the likes of Nathan Mason, Tyler Dickinson and Matthew English.”

Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said: “Cloughy is a top-rate professional and highly respected in the game.

“He brings real genuine big-game experience to the squad and in speaking to him it was clear he wants to get himself back into the key games where he spent most of his career before moving to the Bulls where things didn’t work out for him as he or they wanted.

“He is very similar in many respects to a former favourite here, Paul Jackson, in that he does the tough stuff in the middle very well and does a lot of the unsung heavy graft that enables others to flourish around him.

“He does face a stern amount of competition in the front row area as Daniel Smith is nearing fitness after his year out and we are expecting further physical gains in the off season from younger men – Nathan Mason and Tyler Dickinson in particular – to complement the established senior props Craig Huby, Sam Rapira and Sebastine Ikahihifo.”