ST HELENS RFC has announced that Lee Gaskell has signed a new three-year contract with the Club.
The 20-year-old half-back made his debut against Catalan Dragons in July 2010 and has appeared eight times so far for his home town team.
A former Blackbrook amateur, he has settled into the first team squad well after a successful academy career and the contract will keep him at the Saints until the end of 2013.
“Lee has stepped into first team comfortably so far this season and is likely to get plenty of opportunity ahead,” commented Saints Head Coach Royce Simmons. “He has a good running and kicking game and the potential to become a regular member of the first team.”
Chairman Eamonn McManus added: “Lee is another product of our academy and has fitted seamlessly into a position initially vacated by injury.
“He has the ability to become a top Super League player for the Saints in the years ahead and is clearly very proud to be a part of team and the Club.
“We wish him every success for his future with us and I know that we are assured of his absolute commitment to the Saints cause.”