Milne stays with Raiders

Canberra fullback David Milne has signed a 1-year extension with his contract and will stay with the Raiders into 2011.

The 24-year-old has stuggled with a groin injury and the form of Josh Dugan has meant limited opportunities.

But Milne has been in strong form for the Raiders feeder Club Souths Logan in the past few weeks and this form has seen him secure an extra season with the Raiders.

Milne said he’s happy to be remaining with the club next season and hopes the one year deal can help him further his career.

“I’m just looking to try and force my way back into the NRL team somewhere and now that I’ve recovered from injury it will be my main focus as I head into next year,” Milne said. “The one year deal gives me a chance to once again prove myself at this level and if I can it will hopefully lead to more in the future.”

 Raiders CEO Don Furner said Milne’s retention was an important one for the club, as they look to finalise their squad for the 2011 season.

 “David has been with the club for a few years now and has always made an impact for us when he gets a chance in the NRL team,” Furner said. “Injury has set him back a little bit over the past couple of seasons, but we believe he’ll be back to his best by the start of 2011 and once again pushing for a position in the top grade.

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