JOSH Rickett is targeting a perfect season for the Bulls in League One.

The young winger believes they are compiling a squad that will be capable of handling life in the third tier without defeat.

The 19-year-old has today been confirmed among the growing number of players signed up for the 2018 campaign.

Rickett and utility back Brandon Pickersgill have re-signed to the club for the next two years.

And Rickett is confident that the Bulls can bounce straight back from relegation – and even outdo this year’s divisional champions Toronto Wolfpack.

Rickett said: “I know Toronto have done really well in this league and they lost one. But we want to go unbeaten and that’s our main aim.

“The club are definitely putting the measures there that they need to make sure we do.

“I’m looking forward to it and being part of what’s going to happen. We want to make sure we go straight up.

“We want to spend as little time down in League One as we possibly can.”

Rickett, who made his senior debut last September against Workington, played four times for Geoff Toovey’s side and scored a try in the Championship Shield win over Oldham.

Toovey’s future remains uncertain as the Bulls wait for a decision from the coach.

But whatever happens, Rickett insists the Australian has had an influential role in bringing on the Academy talents who are set to form the nucleus of next year’s squad.

He added: “His experience has helped most of us to come on, especially in training.

“When everything went a bit upside down before, morale went really low. But he picked us back up.

“He helped us young ones with learning quite a lot, not just with our own skills but being smart in the game. It’s about knowing where to be and making the right decisions in the right places.”

Rickett will be on a part-time deal in the hybrid set-up being assembled. He is not listening to any rumours about a possible league restructure saving the Bulls from the drop.

“We’ve got to prepare for League One,” he said. “Even if some saving grace does come, we’ve got to prepare for the worst and that’s what we are doing.

“I’m happy the other (young) lads have all signed. It’s good because obviously I’ve played with them in the academy so we’ve known each other for five years.

“It’s a good thing to be a part of.”

Joint owner Andrew Chalmers is delighted to have two more players with potential on board.

He said: “Josh and Brandon have put in a lot of work during their academy days, that’s clear in their work ethic.

“They are both outstanding young men and have huge careers ahead of them. I am glad that they have chosen to commit their foreseeable futures to Bradford.

“We have been building the squad over the last few weeks preparing for the new season. These boys will join a raft of players that we already have within the squad.

“We want to begin preparations for the pre-season well and continue from there. This is just the way to go about it.

“Get the players in early and focus on nothing but the game.”