Campbell departs Bulldogs to join Bradford Bulls

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Winger Johnny Campbell has left Batley Bulldogs to join Championship rivals Bradford Bulls.

The 28-year-old has penned a two-year contract at the Bulldogs having spen the the last six seasons at Batley.

Campbell featured 15 times last season, scoring two tries, and holds the Bulldogs record for scoring the most tries in one season, when he claimed 30 in 2010.

Campbell, who suffered a serious injury in August against Dewsbury Rams, is continuing his rehabilitation and is looking forward to getting his Bulls’ career underway.

Campbell said: “I can’t wait to get going at such a massive club. It’s going to be good.

“The recovery is coming along nicely. Obviously, I’m disappointed because I wanted to hit the ground running when I joined, but what doesn’t break you makes you stronger.

“Turning full-time and using the facilities at the club will do me a world of good. I’m relishing the challenge to come back fit.“I bring raw aggression, pace and a good step. I like to play off the front foot and like the open field after a loose ball. That’s where my pace is really effective.

“When I played for Batley against Bradford at Mount Pleasant I played really well and was man of the match.

“Then when Batley played at Odsal I won man of the match again. I played really well and caught the eye.”