One of their best young players at the present time, the Wakefield Wildcats have received a huge boost, with talented utility Reece Lyne re-signing for a further three seasons.
With time on his current deal still remaining, Lyne, a former England Academy international, opted to sign on the dotted line and extend his stay with the Wildcats.
Scoring eight tries in the current campaign so far and with 40 Super League appearances to his name, the 21-year old knows he has improved and feels the Wildcats is the team for him moving forward.
â€œIâ€™m really excited,â€ said Lyne.
â€œI sat down and had a good think about it and thought to myself, â€˜Iâ€™m happy here, I really enjoy it here so why look elsewhere?â€™ I really enjoy my rugby here and every time I come training, Iâ€™ve got a smile on my face and I love playing with the boys.
â€œI had a year left and Iâ€™m grateful to Rich (Agar) for bringing me here, itâ€™s been the most enjoyable part of my career. The club approached me about extending my contract and I was more than happy to do that.”
As he looks to improve himself and become an even more consistent player down the track, Lyne wants to string together a good portion of games and avoid any more injuries.
â€œI feel comfortable more each week. I know Iâ€™ve got a lot of developing and learning to do but I feel a lot more comfortable in my surroundings. You start to understand yourself better and what works for you,” said Lyne.
â€œI want to string a consistent number of games together and be out on the field as many weeks as possible. This year and last year Iâ€™ve had injuries that have kept me out for a couple of months, so I just want to string a good 20-25 games together and build some partnerships up and cement a starting spot.â€
For Wakefield, the key is to bring in and re-sign some of the best young players possible and in re-signing Lyne, head coach James Webster knows they are well on their way to starting that process.
â€œItâ€™s fantastic news that Reece wanted to extend his deal with us,â€ said Wesbter.
â€œHe had a lot of interest from other places and realistically, you need to look at what Reece has done at the age of only 21. Heâ€™s only to get better.
â€œWe want to look over the next couple of years to bring on good, young players at Wakefield and Reece fits that category for us. We think that heâ€™s the type of kid that can really kick-on and become a fantastic centre or winger for Wakefield.â€