JAMEL Goodall admits his new life at Odsal is "surreal" after signing an extended Bulls contract.

The 20-year-old utility forward put pen to paper this week on a new deal which ties him to the club until the end of August 2019.

It marks rapid progress for the locally-born Jamaican international, who only arrived on trial just before Christmas.

As the Bulls build up for next week's friendly against his former club Keighley Cougars, he is having to pinch himself about how quickly things have changed.

Goodall said: "Just 12 months ago I was at Keighley at the pre-season game, watching Ross (Peltier) being chased by that goose!

"Now I'm playing alongside him being that player that all the fans are watching. It's surreal but all the feedback I'm getting is great.

"It's what I came to do – come in, enjoy myself and hopefully impress the coaching staff and everyone. It's shown I've done that."

As the baby of the bunch in the forward department, Goodall is keen to pick up plenty of tips from Peltier and Steve Crossley as he learns the League One ropes.

He said: "It's good because they give you that bit of schooling in training. You're not going to get it all easy.

"But at the same time, there is always that support and they are always helping you out and telling you 'do this, do that'.

"We've brought in players who've got a lot of experience with good clubs. It's what was needed.

"You've got the young lads like myself, Butty (Reiss Butterworth), Ev (Evan Hodgson) and the young lads from Huddersfield, Johnno (Liam Johnson) and Woody (Mikey Wood).

"We want to be where they've been. They are the right people to go to because they've been there and done it. Hopefully we can all pull it together for this season.

"I'd like to think I will stay here for a decent amount of time. I want to stay here and develop and get the Bulls to where I think they should be.

"I've always watched them at the top in Super League and I'd like to think I can stay and be a part of that."