Paul Clough signs new deal with Huddersfield

Forward Paul Clough has signed a two-year contract extension with Huddersfield Giants.

The 30-year-old’s new deal will see him stay at the John Smith’s Stadium until the end of the 2020 season.

Clough has featured in all four of Huddersfield’s games so far this season and has made 33 appearances since joining from Bradford Bulls in 2017.

And the former England Knights representative is delighted to stay at the Giants.

He said: “I’m extremely pleased to have signed a contract extension at the Club and am looking forward to further improving as a player over the next two years.

“The Club is building on from last year’s finish in the Super 8’s and everyone within the squad is doing all that they can to get the Club back into the top four.

“I’m extremely grateful to both Richard (Thewlis) and Rick (Stone) for allowing me to extend my stay at the Club and I’m looking forward to rewarding their faith by continuing to work hard and doing everything that I can to help the team continue to improve.”

And Giants coach Rick Stone thinks keeping Clough is great work by the club.

Stone added: “I’m pleased to see Paul Clough has signed a contract extension, he was one of our most consistent players last year and played in every game.

“He’s one of those blokes that isn’t a flashy superstar but does his job as well as anyone else every week. He’s a reliable commodity and every team needs one of those.

“He brings some experience and has played in big matches during his career and you don’t get a chance to play in those teams if you don’t do your job well. He’s meticulous in his preparation and is very reliable, both of which makes him very easy to coach.

“He’s a really important player for us, particularly for the young blokes because the knowledge and experience that he brings that he can pass on is terrific. He’s looked up to by all the players in the squad from the most senior players to the younger blokes.”

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