Super League: Widnes Vikings hand Stefan Marsh a new two-year contract
Last Updated: 17/04/14 5:03pm
Stefan Marsh: Delighted to be staying with Widnes
Centre Stefan Marsh will be staying with Widnes Vikings until at least the end of the 2016 season after signing a new two-year deal.
The 23-year-old spent time on loan with the Vikings in 2010 from Wigan Warriors and, having been given a permanent two-year contract at the end of the 2012 season, he has now established himself as a valuable member of the squad.
The Widnes website said: "Marsh has played 40 times for the Vikings, scoring 23 tries, and is a key figure in (head coach Denis) Betts' back line."
"I'm really enjoying my time here at Widnes and, when the offer came in to put pen to paper for another two years, I jumped at it."
Marsh commented: "I'm really enjoying my time here at Widnes and, when the offer came in to put pen to paper for another two years, I jumped at it.
"It's a really exciting time to be involved at the Vikings as the club is really moving forward.
"Widnes Vikings is a club that has a rich history and I'm looking forward to playing my part in shaping the future. We are building something special here."
Betts added: "This new deal is a reward for all the hard work Stef has put in since he's been here.
"He's a great person to have in the group. He works hard, has loads of ability and we think he's got it in him to get better and better for this club.
"He's a real strike player for us and has that X-Factor about him that makes Stef pretty dangerous to play against. We're really pleased to have tied him up for another two years."
Watch Warrington take on Widnes live on Sky Sports 1 at 2.45pm on Friday.