Campbell extends Titans stay

Veteran Gold Coast playmaker Preston Campbell has shunned retirement after opting to sign a one-year extension to his contract.

Campbell, 34, says he is excited at the prospect of playing alongside the likes of big-money signing Jamal Idris in 2012.

Said Campbell: “The main reason is I’m feeling really good at the moment. The way we’re going as a team isn’t that great but hopefully we can finish on this season on a good note.’’

A Dally M medal winner with Cronulla in 2001, Campbell also won a premiership with Penrith in 2003 before joining the Titans for their maiden NRL year in in 2007.

He added: “We’ve got a bit of a changing team and there will be some fresh faces here next year so I’m really excited to play alongside those boys.

“I’m also happy to continue helping the club with its work in the community and through programs like the Learn Earn Legend initiative for indigenous students.’’

Jetstar Titans Coach John Cartwright said Campbell’s calming influence continued to have a great impact on the team.

“It just makes you feel better knowing that Preston is going to be involved next year,’’ said Cartwright.

“He has such a great influence on his teammates and I’m really happy that he’s decided to go around again.’’

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