The Wakefield Wildcats have completed the permanent signing of centre Paul Sykes on a one-year contract.
Sykes spent the majority of last season on loan with the Wildcats from Super League rivals Bradford Bulls.
The 31-year-old amassed 155 Super League points since his arrival from Odsal and formed a terrific partnership playing off the back of scrum-half Tim Smith.
Sykes is delighted to have finalised his future and cannot wait for the start of next season after a top-eight finish in 2012.
"I'm so pleased it's all done and dusted because I didn't know if I was going back to Bradford or going to get the opportunity to sign for Wakefield, so I am glad it's over the line now," he told the club's official website.
"I wasn't playing much at Bradford and wasn't getting much game time so to play 21 games on trot at Wakefield was pretty exciting times for myself.
"I really enjoyed myself and my time on loan so I just wanted it to continue. I'm really excited as to what is to come. We are having a bit of a break now but I am glad to get it all sorted and I'm already looking forward to the new season.
"If we can start off the way we finished this season and maintain that then we will be able to make the top eight once again."