The Leigh Centurions have received a boost in their bid to return to the Super League with talented utility Daniel Mortimer re-signing for the 2018 season.
After reported overtures from the Cronulla Sharks about a possible return, Mortimer made the decision to stay with Leigh instead.
Scoring twice in 7 games for the Centurions, Mortimer was in good form before a bicep injury ended his season.
That injury prompted Mortimer to stay with the utility admitting that he has unfinished business as a Leigh player.
“I can’t wait to get back on the field in a Leigh jersey,” said Mortimer.I feel I have got unfinished business there. I came to do a job and was gutted when I got injured and was unable to play my part, it was really hard watching what happened from the side.
“I feel I have got unfinished business there. I came to do a job and was gutted when I got injured and was unable to play my part, it was really hard watching what happened from the side.”
With a passionate and loyal fanbase, Mortimer knew he owed it to them to stay as he looks to help them regain their Super League status.
“The fans made me feel really welcome and I owe it to them to work hard to get back to Super League next year and I am fully committed to playing my part in that,” continued Mortimer.
His impact did not go unnoticed by the club with head coach Neil Jukes praising Mortimer for his impact on and off the field.
“I am delighted that Daniel is returning to our Club,” said Jukes.He made a big impact as soon as he came over, both on game day and in practice.
“He made a big impact as soon as he came over, both on game day and in practice.”
He praised Mortimer for his performances and knows that he will become a key part of the Leigh side in 2018.
“He got in some really solid performances until injury ruled him out for the rest of the season,” continued the head coach.
“As we continue on our journey, we need outstanding and professional athletes like Daniel whose resume speaks for itself.”