26th April 2014

NEW SIGNING Jay Pitts says he will welcome being thrown straight into the action this weekend, as Bradford Bulls entertain Catalan Dragons at The Provident Stadium (kick-off 3.00pm).

Pitts, who began training with his new team-mates yesterday, is itching to get started after agreeing a loan deal with the club.

The 24-year-old forward has been included in head coach Francis Cummins' 19-man squad for the Tetley's Challenge Cup fifth-round contest.

And Pitts – who worked alongside Cummins during his time with Leeds Rhinos – insists he will be laying everything on the line for the Bulls, following his switch from Hull FC.

“I will be giving everything for Bradford, this move will be good for my game,” said Pitts, who is being proudly sponsored by George Timberley.

“I want to be playing in Super League week in, week out, so I will be working to prove I am capable of doing so.

“I am really pleased about what is coming up this weekend. Being eligible means I can get straight in there and show the boys I am here to play for them.

“Sunday excites me, it has all happened very fast in terms of the move, but I am itching to get out there and involved in the action.

“Bradford is a big club and it is an honour to be part of such a fantastic brand.”

The Bulls will be looking to bounce back from their Easter Monday defeat at the hands of reigning Super League champions Wigan Warriors.

Pitts has identified cup success as an “added incentive”, insisting he and his Bradford colleagues are focusing entirely on crucial weeks ahead.

“I think you can sense some hurt among the players, they are certainly wanting to put Easter Monday right – and to bed,” claimed the former Wakefield and Leeds talent.

“But it is not the focal point, what has gone has gone and we are looking at what we can achieve going forward. The focus is on this weekend and bouncing back.

“On paper, there is an extremely strong squad in place here and it includes some big names.

“Injuries have hit the team but things are getting back on track on that front. Myself and Joe are here to assist in that while showing what we are capable of.

“Francis is a great coach and I am really pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with him again.”

You can join Jay and the Bulls at The Provident Stadium by snapping up tickets for the clash NOW!

Supporters have until 2.00pm TODAY to secure your seat in the Provident Stand, at discounted prices of £15 (adults), £10 (concessions) and £5 (juniors) – with admission rising by £5 on the day of the game.

For more information, or to book, call 08448 711 490.