Paul Aiton extends contract with Wakefield

 

Paul Aiton has signed a two year extension with Wakefield keeping him at the club until the end of 2015.

Aiton announced he was remaining with the Wildcats at half time during Wakefield’s 33-32 win over St Helens. His current contract was set to expire at the end of 2013, but the Papua New Guinean’s form for the Wildcats this season has seen him secure his future at the club early.

Aiton said: “I’m very pleased to be staying at the club for another three years. I’ve been pretty impressed all round, from the players and how we all get on, to the coaching staff and the admin with how the club is going.

“It wasn’t a deal just to sign so I had something, a lot of thought did go into it.  I wanted to make sure that I was in a team that can compete and I really think that we can.”

Aiton’s deal keeps him at the Wildcats beyond the current Super League license period, and risks playing for the Wildcats in the Championship should Wakefield be denied a license in time for the 2015 season.

However the 27-year old has enough confidence in the club and believes they will successful when the next round of applications is submitted.

He said: “It’s a big thing for both parties.  It’s big for the club because it goes beyond the current license and players can see where the club is going and have a lot of confidence in it.

 “For me it’s a big thing too because you’re putting your trust into a club and I do have a lot of trust in the club and where we’re going.  It helps that everyone from the coaching staff to the admin side are very honest, tell you how it is and that really helped my decision.

“It wasn’t a deal just to sign so I had something, a lot of thought did go into it. I wanted to make sure that I was in a team that can compete and I really think that we can.”

Aiton has been absent since being attacked on holiday during a Challenge Cup weekend Wakefield did not compete in. 

 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*