IN-FORM Lee Gaskell is hoping to impress this weekend when former club St Helens visit The Provident Stadium, in round twelve of First Utility Super League.
Gaskell, 23, who arrived at the club late last year, has been a star performer for the Bulls in recent weeks, clinching back-to-back man of the match awards after playing a key role in successive victories over Catalan Dragons and Warrington Wolves.
And the ex-Salford man wants to produce more of the same on Sunday afternoon, as Francis Cummins' side do battle with second-placed Saints.
“I really enjoyed my time with St Helens and still have a lot of friends there,” said Gaskell, who is being proudly sponsored by Hudson Foster for the 2014 campaign.
“St Helens is my hometown club and I spent over 10 years with them, which makes me even more determined to do well against them.
“I was at Saints from the age of 10 and played against them once last season, for Salford. It was a fantastic experience and I am expecting something similar on Sunday.”
Gaskell has provided a utility option for head coach Cummins over the past fortnight, which has undoubtedly bore fruit.
He switched from stand-off to full-back as Bradford battled back to send Catalan crashing out of the Tetley's Challenge Cup and started the game there last time out, proving the star of the show.
“Playing at the back gives you a bit of freedom to create things and offers some extra space to play,” added Gaskell.
“I feel my positional play was a lot better against Warrington than it had been the week before against Catalan, which is pleasing.
“I have played full-back previously and I will continue to do so, if required, as it is a role I enjoy.
“I cannot explain how much I am looking forward to this weekend, playing against your former club is always something players relish.
“Coming to Bradford was a massive change for me but it came at the right time and I have enjoyed every minute of it so far. Long may that continue.
“Hopefully our supporters will get behind us again on Sunday as they have done throughout the course of this year.”
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