1st July 2014

RISING star Oliver Roberts is nearing a return to Bradford Bulls action and the youngster admits he is eager to make a mark before the end of the season.

The 19-year-old back-rower suffered a broken leg on Easter Monday, having debuted in Super League last year.

And Roberts is hoping to be back in contention this month, insisting he wants nothing more than to kick on in the red, amber and black of Bradford – under new head coach James Lowes.

“It has been a really frustrating period for me, suffering such a serious injury so early on in my career,” said the forward, who is being proudly sponsored by Phoenix Gates & Metal Fabrications.

“I have a made a few senior appearances since making my debut, but having my progression halted has been very frustrating.

“I am grateful for the chance I have had and am now looking forward to getting back fit and making my mark for the Bulls.

“It is a difficult time for the club but I am hoping to use that to my advantage.

“Although I have been sidelined for a lengthy period, I am hoping to make the most of any opportunities which may come my way. I want to make a name for myself here.”

Roberts is a graduate of the Bradford Bulls Academy, which has produced a number of high-quality forwards in recent years.

He wants to kick on in the years ahead, realising his dreams in the sport's flight.

“I would like to go on and emulate some of the big names that have come through the ranks here,” added Roberts.

“Playing regularly in Super League is my dream and, when I return from injury, I will do everything in my power to achieve that.”

The Bulls return to First:Utility Super League action this Sunday, taking on Catalan Dragons in round nineteen of their campaign.

Tickets for the contest are still available, priced at £20 (adults), £15 (concessions), £15 (students) and £10 (juniors) – based on Bartercard Terrace admission.

They can be secured by CLICKING HERE and hospitality is also still available – priced at just £19.95 for season-ticket holders and £29.95 for non season-ticket holders.

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