JOE Greenwood has put pen to paper on a three-year contract extension at the Saints.
The 21-year-old forward has committed himself until the End of Season 2017.
“This is great news for both the club and Joe,” Saints Head Coach Nathan Brown said. “He is a one of a host of younger players who have had a reasonable amount of experience over the past few years and have done well.
“He has a bright future and the more experience he gains and the more he keeps on improving in key areas then the closer he will be to becoming a permanent fixture in the team.
“He has really good natural ability and has made significant improvements from where he was last year.
“More importantly, he is a nice young kid and that is as important as being a good player.”
Joe made his debut against his hometown club in 2012 after progressing through the Academy ranks.
He originally joined from Saddleworth Rangers and has gone on to make 29 appearances for the Saints – with a further 20 on dual-registration.
“I’m really glad to be re-signing at a big club like St Helens,” Joe said. “It is a great opportunity for me to continue my development and continue my dream of being a professional rugby league player.
“I would like to thank Nathan Brown for giving me first team experience as a young player and showing faith in me as he has done with all the young players coming through the system.
“I am going to keep training and working hard to cement my position in the squad.”