21 Jul 2021
KEYES STAYS FOR ANOTHER MONTH
We are delighted to announce Joe Keyes' loan spell with the club has been extended by a further month!
The 25-year-old joined on loan in June and has proved a key figure in the Bulls' back-to-back wins over Batley Bulldogs and Oldham RLFC.
30 of Bradford's 54 points against Oldham came from Keyes - who scored a hat trick of tries in a man of the match display.
Bradford Bulls Assistant Coach Mark Dunning has paid tribute to Keyes' impact - the half-back having taken on a pivotal role following injuries to Danny Brough and Jordan Lilley.
"We are delighted with the news - and a big thanks go to Mike and Tony Smith at Hull KR for their cooperation," said Dunning, who is sponsored by Crystal Clear Bi-Folds.
"We had a good dialogue with them over last week and they have allowed Joe to stay for another month which is very good news for us.
"It is testament to Joe how he’s handled the pressure, he was great before he left for Super League and has fitted straight back in with the boys since his return, he has been absolutely great we are delighted to keep him.
"It is also testament to the group we have too, it’s a good bunch look after each other very welcoming, the banter and camaraderie is good and they get their arms round each other it has allowed everyone who’s come in to integrate out and on the playing field they have added to us and we have added to them.
"We have had some tough injuries at tough times in key positions but testament to the players they have reacted well, Joe [Brown] was outstanding in the halves and Joe Keyes too marshalled the team around the field, we are looking healthier with some of the long term injuries nearing a return in the coming weeks we should see some people back on the field."
See Joe Keyes in action next, as John Kear's side welcome the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup winners and unbeaten Featherstone Rovers to Odsal Stadium!
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