MATTHEW Garside has become the latest player to sign for the Bulls ahead of their 2018 season.

The utility back-rower has signed a two-year Odsal deal following an impressive three-year stay at London Broncos.

"I was out of contract with the Broncos at the end of the year so I began talks with my agent, who got in touch with Bradford," said Garside.

"It's a big club and I want to be a part of it and try to get some good times back here. I'm really excited about it.

"As a player, I have learned a lot down south. I got a lot of game time in the last three years, which is what I went down there to do.

"Now I've added to my game, hopefully I can bring a bit of excitement and a bit of punch to the Bulls. I can't wait to get out in front of the fans."

The second-rower, who has the ability to play centre as well as loose forward, brings a plethora of experience to the side at the age of just 26.

Garside, who had previously played for Gateshead, York and Sheffield, made over 75 appearances while playing a key role in the Broncos' recent successes.

He said: "I'm from Huddersfield and I came through their system. I've been down in London for three years, so it will be good to get back up north and play in front of some big crowds.

"The fans have plenty of passion in Bradford. They make a lot of racket and I can't wait for it.

"Bradford are still a massive club and I want to be a part of getting them back to where they have been and where they deserve to be.

"I'm going to try to pass some of the experience on to some of the younger lads. It will be great to train with them and add something more to the club other than just on the field.

"I've played a couple of different positions but I've been in the back row for the past couple of years and I like to be out there, running strong lines and getting plenty of the ball.

"There are a lot of things to come from Bradford and I'm excited to be a part of that.

"Next year is about winning those games and making sure we get straight back up into the Championship. That's the aim – get the club back to where it belongs."