Bulls bring in Ainscough

Further new faces expected at the Grattan Odsal Stadium

Last Updated: 30/08/10 1:08pm

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Ainscough: Fresh start

Ainscough: Fresh start

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Bradford have signed Wigan winger Shaun Ainscough on a one-year contract.

"There are going to be some good signings coming in and I know Mick Potter is a good coach from what he's done with Saints"
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The 20-year-old has come through the Warriors' youth system and impressed in the first team during last season.

However this year he has found his chances limited, leading to loan spells at Super League rivals Castleford and Championship club Widnes.

Ainscough has scored 27 tries in 28 appearances and shone playing for Wigan in last week's Carnegie Floodlit 9s at Headingley.

Tremendous strength

"We are delighted to have captured Shaun," Bradford chairman Peter Hood said on the club's latest recruit.

"He is a player with tremendous strength and pace and anyone who saw him last week in the Carnegie Floodlit 9s will have been impressed by his ability to score from anywhere on the field.

"We feel he will quickly become a very valuable member of our squad for the 2011 season."

Ainscough admits his move to the Grattan Odsal Stadium will provide him with a "fresh start" under new Bulls coach Mick Potter.

"It's a fresh start for me," he said. "There are going to be some good signings coming in and I know Mick Potter is a good coach from what he's done with Saints.

"Everybody's going to be fighting for their places and starting with a clean slate. It's a big chance for me to impress."

Bradford are expected to have a major overhaul of their playing squad after a disappointing 2010 campaign that has seen them miss out on the play-offs.

Centre Chev Walker has already been snapped up from Hull KR while Catalans Dragons second rower Oliver Elima is rumoured to be joining.

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