Relegated Bradford Bulls have been boosted in their quest to return to the top flight with the news that Adam Henry has signed another one-year deal with the club.
The talented three-quarter is the eleventh signing for head coach James Lowes since he took the reins and his desire to stay at the club will be a fillip.
The 23-year-old arrived from Sydney Roosters prior to the start of last season and has now made over 20 appearances for the West Yorkshire club.
A New Zealander by birth, Henry was delighted to have settled his immediate future and said "I am really pleased to be staying because I love it here. The club wanted me to stay and the main thing for me was Jimmy (Lowes).
“He has put a lot of faith in me and pretty much played me every week since taking over as coach. That was the main reason why I chose to stay, as he is backing me all the way.
“He said all the hard work would pay off and in the past two games we have beaten Wigan and Leeds.
“In addition to that, our supporters have been very welcoming and I would like to thank them for all the love they have shown me since I joined the Bulls.”
Coach Lowes believes that Henry, a former Premiership-winning player with New Zealand Warriors Under-20s, can become a key figure at the Provident Stadium.
Henry has bagged five tries in First:Utility Super League this term and Lowes says he wants to see further development from the Auckland-born talent.
“Adam is a player with great attacking flair and I like a lot of what he does,” said Lowes.
“He certainly has something to offer the team and I am hoping, over the next few years, he can flourish and become a key figure in our side.
“He is young and still has a lot to learn, but has bags of potential and I am delighted that we have been able to secure his services.
“He is happy to be here and we are happy to have him on board for next season.”