MATTY Wildie is excited for tomorrow's season opener against some familiar faces.

The 28-year-old signed for the Bulls in the 2019 off-season from rivals Featherstone Rovers, where he spent three seasons playing 49 games scoring 15 tries.

The versatile back, who can play hooker or half-back, has previously played under coach John Kear in the 2012 season while on loan from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, scoring four tries in 11 appearances during this spell.

Wildie has spoken of highly of his new coach after they were reunited.

He said: "“Having John here is really good, he gets the lads really up for the games and knows how everyone likes to play.”

The Bulls number nine has spoken of his excitement to get out on the Odsal pitch tomorrow, taking on his former team in Featherstone Rovers.

Wildie, who has been named in the 19-man squad for tomorrow's opener, added: “I’m looking forward to it, it’s going to be a tough test they have a lot of new players compared to when I was there last season.

“It’s going to be tough its physical and the skill levels are good as well. We just need to focus on ourselves.

“They are looking well, they have some hard-running forwards so it’s going to be a big test for us and I’m excited.”

He featured heavily in all three Yorkshire Cup games, earning plaudits for his performances.

Wildie commented on the confidence the pre-season campaign, which included the cup win over Batley Bulldogs last month, has given the Bulls in 2019.

He said: “Our confidence is high and why shouldn’t it be, we have performed well in the pre-season games, we are taking that confidence into the game on Sunday and hopefully we get the result.

“We’ve had a couple of good run outs in the pre-season, but the real one starts on Sunday. I can’t wait to get out there in front of the fans.”

Wildie will be hoping to show his new set of fans what he's made of in tomorrow's Betfred Championship round one fixture versus the Featherstone Rovers.

He has scored a total of 28 tries in his 126 career appearances so far.

His started his career at Wakefield in 2010, scoring three tries in 30 appearances over a four-year spell. He also lined up for Dewsbury Rams in 2015, scoring four tries in 30 appearances.