Olly Ashall-Bott wants to kick on after signing new Huddersfield deal

Olly Ashall-Bott in action for Wakefield

Olly Ashall-Bott says he hopes to compete for a spot in Huddersfield’s matchday squad next season after signing a new one-year deal with the club.

The 24-year-old full-back has made nine appearances for the Giants since arriving at the club ahead of last season. He also enjoyed a spell on loan with Wakefield in 2021.

Ashall-Bott came through the ranks at hometown club Widnes before having a brief spell with London Broncos in 2020.

On his new deal, Ashall-Bott said: “I’m delighted to have renewed my contract with Huddersfield Giants and thanks to Ian Watson, Richard Thewlis and Graeme Taylor for their work in getting this over the line.

“I’m enjoying my rugby at the Giants and working with Ian Watson and the rest of the coaching and playing staff.

“It’s great to be able to continue my career at Huddersfield and be part of this squad that I think can really compete in 2022. I’m looking forward to battling for a place in the first team to play Super League rugby next year in this talented squad.

“I’m just hoping to improve and keep working on my game and working hard in pre-season.”

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Giants coach Ian Watson said: “I know Olly really well after spending a couple of seasons with him now and his performances and attitude to being a Super League player have gotten better every week.

“He played a couple of games on loan for me in 2020 but I thought he showed some real promise and maturity here at Huddersfield last year so I’m over the moon that we have been able to keep him involved in our squad.

“He’s only 24 and the injuries he’s had held him back early in his career but in the last two years he’s been really durable apart from picking a small knock up at the start of 2021.

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“I thought once he got through that and started to featured regularly for us he was outstanding at the back. He gave us an attacking threat and steel in our defensive game.

“I believe signing Ashall-Bott on a new deal will increase the competition for places at full-back and in the outside-backs. The best teams have that in their squads and the likes of Ash Golding and Will Pryce are team players who have a fantastic attitude to competition so I’m looking forward to the battle for places in 2022.”

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