Rick Stone would like to remain Huddersfield coach

Rick Stone said he would like to stay on as Huddersfield Giants coach but admitted that his future is unclear at the moment.

The Giants have recently extended the deals of five out-of-contract players since the start of the season but Stone has admitted that he is yet to speak with the club over his future.

Stone’s two-and-a-half year contract expires at the end of the current campaign but admitted that he would like to remain Giants boss.

He said: “Ideally, I’d love to stay here and build some success that’s sustainable and keep the club in good health, making sure some of the young boys who are coming through, blossom.

“That would be great to see. It’s really important for a club like ours, who are not quite in the market as some of the bigger hitters to be able to produce our own talent.

“My immediate focus is winning some games. Ideally, everyone would like to know what their situation is but it doesn’t make any difference to how you prepare or what the results are so you’ve just got to get on with it.

“Maybe I’ll sit down and talk to Ken (Davy, chairman) and Richard (Thewlis, managing director) in due course and find out what the future’s going to hold. Maybe they’re just waiting to see what happens as well themselves.”