12th August 2014

LEE GASKELL is excited at how James Lowes' 2015 squad is shaping up and admits he wants to ensure Bradford Bulls finish the season on a high.

The 23-year-old, who was the first player to re-sign for the club, has since seen team-mates Adam O'Brien, Dale Ferguson, Tom Olbison and Adam Sidlow follow suit.

Bradford's recruitment drive provides a reason to look forward to life in the Championship, according to stand-off Gaskell.

But the former St Helens man is fully focused on rewarding the Bulls faithful with a host of victories before the close of his side's First:Utility Super League campaign.

“As a team we are constantly improving and are looking to continue that level of improvement into the upcoming games and into next season," said Gaskell, who is proudly sponsored by Hudson Foster.

“People perhaps felt we would throw in the towel after being relegated, but that was never going to be the case.

“We have a strong group of players in place here and we want to give something back to our supporters for sticking with us.

“Nobody would have dreamt of us beating Wigan and Leeds but that is a sign of the job James Lowes has done so far and is continuing to do.

“It was great to see smiles back on faces after the Rhinos win and we hope to see plenty more of that in the weeks ahead.”

Alongside the five senior re-signings for 2015, Bradford have recruited Dan Fleming, Dave Petersen, Jake Mullaney, Etu Uaisele and Mark Offerdahl.

In the view of ex-Salford star Gaskell, such work away from the field has instilled belief amongst the playing squad.

“We are all confident of coming back up and nobody is thinking about anything other than an immediate return to the sport's top flight,” he added.

“The squad is shaping up nicely and, hopefully, we can keep the core of the squad together while bringing in some additions.

"Things are really coming together, though, and off the field the club is doing everything it can.

“I am already excited by next season but first we have four games left this season and we aim to win all four.”

The Bulls return to First:Utility Super League action on Sunday, when Lee Radford's Hull FC visit the Provident Stadium (kick-off 3.00pm).

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