BRADFORD Bulls have announced that powerful young forward Jamie Pye will join the club on a three-month trial from St Helens.

The youngster, who operates as a middle, was part of the St Helens Academy side that reached the Grand Final and joins with the hope of securing a permanent stay with the club.

Pye has also featured regularly for Lancashire Academy in the Origin series and Bradford boss John Kear has liked what he has seen - insisting he will get opportunities to earn a contract in the coming weeks and months.

"He is a big kid, his last season was ruined by injury and of course the Covid factor as well, so it has been a couple of years where he hasn't donned boots in anger," said Kear.

"Before that he played for Lancashire Academy as well as St Helens, so he has been in some good environments and when he played for Lancashire he played against Tom Holroyd, who is now playing regularly at Leeds.

"He put a marker down against him and was equally as good, so based upon that we have brought him in.

"We will have a good look at him in pre-season, we will trial him in some of the games and he has reserves games too where he can endeavour to earn a contract."