One-club man Adam Milner signs new Castleford deal

Drew Darbyshire

Castleford forward Adam Milner has signed a new two-year contract extension with the club.

The 29-year-old came through the ranks at the Tigers and has made more than 250 appearances for the club. He has won three caps for England.

Milner has featured in a Challenge Cup final and Super League Grand Final with Castleford, and helped them lift the League Leaders’ Shield in 2017.

He said: “I’m buzzing to finally get my deal sorted.

“To remain a one-club man, which I really pride myself on, is a proud moment for myself and to get another two years at this fantastic club is something I hold really highly. I’m excited for what’s to come.

“The fans have been absolutely awesome; they’ve always supported me and to hear them in the Wheldon Road End when they really get behind the boys is spine-tingling. They’ve been sadly missed in the lockdown, and we can’t wait to get them back roaring.”

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “Adam has been a great servant to the club and in my time at Cas, he has grown to be an international player, and he would want to do more of that. Hopefully, he can continue to grow.

“Anyone who makes it to a testimonial at a club has done an awesome job, and he is a quality player but also a great bloke. I’m really pleased for both him and the club that he’ll be staying longer.”

Incoming Castleford coach Lee Radford said: “Adam has been a stalwart for Castleford for the last couple of years, a really important piece of the jigsaw. A local lad who is ingrained in the club by coming through the ranks.

“It was a terrific achievement for him to reach 250 top-flight games, and hopefully he’s got plenty left in him as well. I’m really looking forward to getting to work with him.”