Eagles re-sign winger Mills


Sheffield have re-signed winger Danny Mills following a loan spell – just 12 months after he left the club.

Mills left to join Widnes at the end of the 2008 season but has been given a new two-year contract after returning to the Don Valley Stadium on loan – scoring 10 tries in 14 games.

Coach Mark Aston believes Mills will be out to show the form that made him a target for rival clubs at the end of the 2008 season.

”When he left a year ago he was probably one of the best wingers in this competition, � he was in the competition’s All-Star team,” said Aston. “He went to Widnes and had a few bumps and bruises and had his confidence knocked.”

”Danny lost a bit of belief but having talked to him he’s pretty comfortable that he will be red hot next year. He’s tried another club but he’s really happy to be back at Sheffield Eagles.”

Mills, 26, was the Eagles top try scorer in the 2008 season and that prompted Widnes to offer him a full-time contract.

The move turned into a nightmare with an early season change of coach seeing Mills out in the cold. His loan move to the Eagles in July saw him return to form and try-scoring.

Aston added: “Danny doesn’t make a lot of mistakes, he’s quick, he’s great out of dummy half and he can score tries. He’s got better and is maturing now.”

”He will always score tries, he can score really exciting tries or just get the ones that need finishing, he’s a cracking winger.”

”I’ve got a lot of respect for the lad and I’m highly delighted that he’s signed a new two-year contract and I think we’ll see a lot from him next season.”