St Helens have confirmed that Morgan Knowles has signed a new three-year deal with the club.
The Welsh international was signed from Barrow Island at the age of 15 by Saints.
“I’m really happy to stay at the club for the next three years,” he said.
“I have good mentors at the Saints not only in the coaching staff but amongst the players too.
“Keiron Cunningham has put his confidence in me and I have played a few games as a result this season.
“I spent my academy career travelling to St Helens from Cumbria each week to train and play; but all players make sacrifices to play and become a professional.
“I want to now establish myself as a regular first team player and continue to work hard and learn from those around me.”
Saints coach Keiron Cunningham has high hopes for the player.
“Morgan’s transition from academy player to professional has been superb and is down to his dedication both on and off the field.
“I have followed his career from the age of 15 and a youngster he would travel from Cumbria to come and train with the Academy. That shows commitment from not only himself but his family.
“This contract rewards that hard work and what impresses me about Morgan is he isn’t the finished article and wants to continue to learn and develop.
“He has deserved his chance in the first team this season and continues to be a vital part of the squad. I am excited about his future.”