Wakefield Trinity's Danny Brough wants to bring "winning mentality" to "better team" Bradford Bulls

Wakefield Trinity;s Danny Brough will join Bradford Bulls in 2021. (SWPIX)Wakefield Trinity;s Danny Brough will join Bradford Bulls in 2021. (SWPIX)
Wakefield Trinity;s Danny Brough will join Bradford Bulls in 2021. (SWPIX)
DANNY BROUGH hopes to lead Bradford Bulls to a “brighter future” after confirming he will join them on a two-year deal from 2021.

The prolific former Scotland captain will leave Wakefield Trinity at the end of the the season to drop down into the Championship.

Veteran scrum-half Brough, 37, will link up once more with John Kear who was his coach when Hull FC famously won the 2005 Challenge Cup and also during his last spell at Trinity.

"I am really pleased to have signed,” he said.

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“It is a challenge I am looking forward to and I see a club progressing from its darkest days to hopefully a brighter future.

"The Bradford lads really impressed me in the cup tie back in March; I thought they were the better team, they really stood up against us and that stands the side in good stead.

"I am hoping I can try and bring a winning mentality and great attitude to the side and help when times get tough to knuckle down and get the boys over the line."

Brough helped Wakefield narrowly avoided a Cup upset when they came from behind to narrowly beat Bradford 17-14 in that fifth round tie in March.

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Dewsbury-born Brough will arrive at the club as one of the best half-backs of his generation, winning the Steve Prescott Man of Steel Award having helped Huddersfield Giants claim the 2013 League Leaders’ Shield.

With arguably the best kicking game in Super League, he has also represented Castleford Tigers and made more than 400 top-flight appearances having earlier played for hometown Dewsbury and York City Knights.

Kear, who who recently penned a fresh two-year deal to keep him at Bradford, said: “It is a key signing.

“It shows the true ambition of the club – our priority is to keep our essential players but when you have absolute quality coming available you have to pursue it, we did and we are delighted Danny has signed.

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“We are operating on a tight budget but Danny has agreed to come because he likes the challenge ahead of him and because we have a great relationship.

“After the signings we made this year, there is a gradual assimilation of talent in our ranks and the fans should take great heart from his signing and eagerly anticipate him pulling on the red, amber and black.

“What I want Danny to bring is the element of composure through his experience and he is a very tough competitor and I want that ruthless competitive edge in our squad.

“He will help the younger players realise Super League isn’t a distant dream but a hard-nosed desire and he will is without doubt a huge talent.”

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Brough is currently in his third spell at Wakefield but there are fears he may not play again for them when the sport resumes as he requires hip surgery.

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