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Matty Blythe signs one-year loan with Bradford Bulls
7:00am Wednesday 10th October 2012 in Wolves news
The 23-year-old centre or back rower has struggled to find regular game time in Wolves’ highly competitive first team squad and has decided that a move to find regular top flight rugby will be best for all parties involved.
Blythe said: “I’m really looking forward to it.
“I met with Franny Cummins a couple of weeks ago and he sold it to me straight away.
“I need to be playing every week because I’m not getting any younger and with the side we’ve got at Warrington, it was pretty hard to string a few games together.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of things next year at Bradford and hopefully starting regularly.
“I can obviously play in the forwards but I see centre as my best position and that’s where I’d like to establish myself, but being able to play a number of positions should help Bradford next year.”
Blythe, a product of Warrington Wolves’ Squadbuilder programme, made 18 first team appearance this season and has also made an impact in the under 20s, helping them to win the Valvoline Cup in September.
Wolves boss Tony Smith believes the move represents Blythe’s best chance of fighting his way back into Warrington’s match-day squad.
“Smith: It will be best for Matty’s development for him to get some regular experience with Bradford.
“That is what this move is all about, him getting game time and them getting a good player. “We probably can’t give him the opportunity on a regular basis that he needs and I think that this route is arguably the best way for him to develop a future with us.
“He will head over there and start getting some week in, week out experience at Super League level and that will give him his best chance to play for Warrington, which is the ultimate ambition of both him and us.”