Super League: Wolves' James Saltonstall aims to impress at Bradford Bulls

Last Updated: 09/01/14 2:51pm

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Francis Cummins: Will be keeping a watchful eye on loaneee James Saltonstall

Francis Cummins: Will be keeping a watchful eye on loaneee James Saltonstall

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James Saltonstall is hoping his loan spell with the Bradford Bulls can kick-start his Super League career.

The 20-year-old Italy international is already making his name on the international stage, but remains waiting in the wings at Warrington due to competition for places in Tony Smith's squad.

As the Halifax-born youngster has not travelled with the Wolves on their pre-season tour of Australia he has now joined Bradford on loan for their pre-season matches.

Saltonstall is keen to impress Bulls head coach Francis Cummins during his time at Odsal and feels playing regular first-team rugby league will help his prospects at Warrington.

"Warrington have obviously got a lot of depth in their squad, so hopefully I can get a chance here and get a few Super League games under my belt."
James Saltonstall

"At the age I am now, it's time to kick on so hopefully I can get a chance at Bradford and take it from there," he told the Telegraph and Argus.

Good impression

"If I can play well in the friendlies and make a good impression then we can see what it leads to. The Bulls is a great opportunity to get some game-time and show what I'm capable of.

"Franny has said it's all about having a good attitude and, when you get your chance, to go out and take it.

"Warrington have obviously got a lot of depth in their squad, so hopefully I can get a chance here and get a few Super League games under my belt.

"I've got two years left on my contract at Warrington, so I could maybe start off on loan somewhere this season.

"Like I said, I just need to impress the coaches at Bradford and see where it takes me. I can play centre, full back or winger, so anywhere in the back five."

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