FORMER Wakefield Trinity Wildcats loan player Dave Halley has been released from Bradford Bulls to join Co-operative Championship One side Keighley Cougars.
Full-back Halley, who played five games during his loan at Trinity in 2009, has been released from the remaining five months of his contract at Bradford and will be reunited with former Wildcats skipper and now Cougars player-coach Jason Demetriou.
The 24 year-old scored 24 tries in 80 appearances for the Bulls and has recently returned from knee reconstruction surgery.
He said: “Having been given the medical all clear, I need regular first team rugby at full back and am excited to join Jason Demetriou in the Cougars’ battle for promotion.
“Plans for the 2012 season will then be addressed. I have thoroughly enjoyed my eight years at Odsal Stadium but am excited by the new challenges ahead.”
Bulls football manager Stuart Duffy said: “We fully understand Dave’s position and his chances at Bradford would be limited, therefore we have jointly taken the decision to release him from the rest of his contract to enable him to join Keighley.
“We would like to thank Dave for his exemplary service to the Bulls and we wish him every success in the future.”
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