Five-year deal for Brough

Huddersfield captain Danny Brough has committed to the club for what looks like the remainder of his career, after signing a new five-year contract.

Brough, 30, has been in inspirational form this season with 11 Man of the Match awards in 24 appearances, and Giants coach Paul Anderson views the scrum-half as a key part of his long term plans.

Anderson said, “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. 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.”

Brough said that the current form he is in played a large part in his decision to stay at the John Smith’s Stadium: 

“I am immensely proud to captain this club and I am certain we have some great days ahead of us. 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.

“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.

“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.”

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