In a great show of confidence for the club moving forward, skipper Danny Brough has put his faith in the Huddersfield Giants and their potential future successes by re-signing a new long-term deal with the club.
The deal, one that was for five years, will see the skipper – who has been in tremendous form over the last couple of months – likely to see out his career with the Claret and Gold.
A veteran of the game at just 30 years of age, Giants coach Paul Anderson labelled the club captain as inspirational and a big part of the club’s future moving forward.
“Danny’s form is clear for everyone to see this year – I enjoy working with him as captain and it’s great news that he is here for the long haul,” said Anderson.
“I think we both share common goals regarding what we can achieve at this club and having a half back of Danny’s quality is a huge boost to us.”
“Not only is his form good but he makes others around him play well and everyone knows of his ability with the boot.
What many miss though is his running game which again, gives the team another string to its bow and this news will I am sure give the fans a real boost as we head towards the critical end of season period.”
With form crucial for any player, Brough said it was his own personal form that played a significant role in his decision to stay on with the Giants.
“I am immensely proud to captain this club and I am certain we have some great days ahead Pokies of us,” said Brough.
“My family is very settled here, it’s a good club off the field and the lads really are a close group with some great banter in and amongst the hard work that Baloo (Paul Anderson) gives us.
“I probably could have moved on but why would I want to?
“I never asked my manager to explore that route as I have the opportunity here to win trophies which is what we all want and am very confident with the squad, coaches and backroom staff so the decision to stay for a long time was easy.
With his condition potentially in question, Brough says he has no concerns of his own in that respect – he is just pleased to have his future sorted.
“I am happy with my form so far and feel that maturity is now bringing the best out of me for which I have to thank the family and some key people at the club who have always had faith in me,” said Brough.
“I really hope I can play a big part in the team going forward to repay this deal with silverware for the fans and chairman.
I have no worries regarding my physical condition as lots of players are now playing in the top flight for longer and our rehabilitation and medical support here is second to none and who knows, at the end of this deal, I might be able to squeeze some more games out but it is fair to say it’s obviously my last major contract and I am just delighted that it’s going to be as a Giant.”