BRADFORD Bulls have announced the signing of Sheffield Eagles speedster Ryan Millar on a two-year deal.

The man who has been dubbed ‘The Fastest Man in the Championship’ arrives having spent seven years as an Eagle, having come through the club’s academy system.

The 27-year-old scored 54 tries across his time under Mark Aston and played a key role in 2015 – when Sheffield made the Middle Eight qualifiers.

He also scored a try in Sheffield's thumping 50-12 win over Bulls in the first game of the 2021 Championship season.

“I am delighted, it is a great club with fantastic history – everyone knows about the prestige of the club so to have the opportunity to join Bradford was something I had to grab with both hands,” said Millar.

“It is a new challenge for me but an exciting one, I have been at Sheffield all my career and I am looking forward for the change and the chance to really go for it and prove a point.

“John (Kear) is a massive name in the game and I have loads of respect for him – having had a couple of conversations with him previously it gives you reassurance and I am getting to the age where I want to be at my best, at my peak so this is the right step at the right time.

“I cannot wait for that first home game, I always loved playing at Odsal with the fans out in numbers they are always vocal and supportive, the atmosphere is great so I am looking forward to being on the right side of that and hopefully scoring some tries.

“When I spoke to John about the vision of the club and the players that are coming in, it is really exciting and they are of really good quality.

“As a winger you tend to rely on the ability of others so to be playing with them will make my life easier and I am really looking forward to working with them.”

Bradford boss Kear is delighted to have secured Millar’s signature – insisting the winger’s arrival will add an extra dimension to his side next year.

He said: “We have Matty Dawson-Jones, who can certainly finish long range efforts, but Ryan also is very, very quick indeed and has pace to burn over distance.

“What he is also very good at is bringing the ball out of yardage, which is something people tend to not notice due to the pace he has.

“He will certainly add a new dimension to our attack next year – we know what he is capable of having faced him at the start of the year and we look forward to working with him in 2022.”