Aiton extends Wakefield stay
Wildcats hooker staying on until the end of the 2015 season
Last Updated: August 12, 2012 7:25pm
Paul Aiton: Wakefield hooker has signed a two-year extension
Wakefield Wildcats have confirmed hooker Paul Aiton has signed a two-year extension that ensures he will remain at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium until the end of the 2015 season.
The Papua New Guinea captain, 27, joined from the Cronulla Sharks at the beginning of the current season and has become a firm fans' favourite with the Super League club.
Aiton has made 20 appearances in the red, white and blue, although his season has been hindered by injury following an attack while on holiday in Spain in July.
"I've been pretty impressed all round. From the players and how we all get on, the coaching staff and the admin with how the club is going."
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Aiton was delighted to extend his deal that was originally set to expire at the end of 2013.
"I'm very pleased to be staying at the club for her three years," he told the club's official website. "I've been pretty impressed all round. From the players and how we all get on, 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."
The significance of Aiton's contract going beyond the end of the current license is not to be underestimated, with the man himself believing it is a sign of club's progress this season.
"It's a big thing for both parties," he continued. "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."