Super League: Garreth Carvell poised to return to Hull

Last Updated: 06/02/14 10:41am

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Garreth Carvell: Forward lined up for for Hull return

Garreth Carvell: Forward lined up for for Hull return

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Hull are set to re-sign former England prop Garreth Carvell ahead of the start of the new Super League season.

The 32-year-old joined Bradford in the close season from Warrington on a two-year contract but now looks set to be reunited with Hull coach Lee Radford, his former Black and Whites team-mate at the KC Stadium.

Hull are currently monitoring Carvell's situation at Bradford as they look to increase their front row options after injuries last weekend to Liam Watts and Chris Green

"The club have been made aware of Carvell's availability and could look to formalise a deal for the Challenge Cup winner in the near future once his situation has been clarified," read a statement from Hull.

Carvell, who has reportedly agreed a one-year deal at Hull with the option of a second season, made 164 appearances for Hull from 2001-08, including two Challenge Cup final appearances, before joining the Wolves, for whom he played in last October's Grand Final.

Although Bradford chairman Mark Moore said at the weekend that coach Francis Cummins' squad had been "ring-fenced", it is thought that Carvell has made clear his desire to leave the club, who are in the middle of another crisis after OK Bulls Ltd was put into administration.

The Bulls say all the players have been transferred to a new company, Bradford Bulls 2014 Ltd, but they are facing a possible points deduction with a crucial meeting with the RFL scheduled for Friday.

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