DANNY BRAVO will be training with Batley Bulldogs in pre-season with a view to getting back into action in 2020.
The utility forward has had an injury-ravaged career, requiring two ACL reconstructions, the second shortly after signing for Batley for the first time ahead of the 2017 season.
Bravo played in pre-season that year but picked up the injury before he was able to make a competitive appearance for the club.
A Leeds academy product, Bravo had a loan spell at Oldham early in his career before making a move to Australia, where he suffered his first major injury setback.
The Huddersfield-born Jamaican international is now hoping to put that behind him having been cleared to play again earlier this year, and will be one of four players on trial with the Bulldogs when they begin pre-season training next week.
“He’s been injured for a couple of seasons so he’s coming back and training with us again. Hopefully he can have a run out this season,” said head coach Craig Lingard.
“He’s been unlucky with injuries over the past couple of years but he’s back on board.
“He’s going to come down and do pre-season and see how his body holds up, and hopefully we can get him back on the field next season.”
Lingard also says the deal that the club had hoped to have wrapped up last week for a player is now off, but is still in contact with other potential signings as he looks to build on their current 22-man squad.
He said: “There are a couple of people that we’re still speaking to but we’re not panicking to get anybody in, we’re being selective with who we’re speaking to and who we’re bringing in.”