The Bulldogs have moved swiftly to appoint Craig Lingard as new Head Coach at The Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.

As assistant to John Kear Lingard helped guide the team to a Championship Grand Final in 2013, and the Super 8 Qualifier Series after a 3rd place finish in 2016. After leaving Batley he managed Keighley Cougars through an incredibly testing period for the club, where without a points deduction the reformed Cougars would have been sitting in 3rd place at the time of his departure.

As a player Lingard still remains the club’s record scorer with 142 Tries in 206 appearances.

In a second move, Northern Rail Cup winning coach Karl Harrison will act as Consultant advisor to the coaching staff.
Karl brings a wealth of unrivalled experience across all levels of the game, and an excellent knowledge of the championship and the challenges presented by the division.