Sam Day has signed a new contract at the club which will last until 2021, Day has been a regular this season and has scored some tries in the process.
Before signing on a permanent deal, Day was on loan at the Rams in 2017, before that he played for Featherstone Rovers, He then signed for the club on a permanent basis in 2018, and has now signed a new deal for two years.
On signing his new contract the 24 year old said: “I’m very happy to get it sorted out so early on and it’s nice to know where you’re going to be playing and I can just look forward to the next few years here.
“My main aim was just to play more games this year, I feel like playing week after week is really benefiting me and hopefully I can carry it on for the rest of the year. I’ve started well scoring a few tries already, everyone loves scoring so yes I’m definitely aiming to get a few more this season.”
Day insists that one of the reasons he decided to stay on was because head coach Lee Greenwood has shown faith in him.
He said: “Mainly because Lee has shown faith in me and I’m enjoying playing so it was an easy decision really. I’m a local lad too which makes it a perfect place for me too.”
On the season as a whole, the hooker believes the Rams have started the season well despite the defeats, and thinks the club can go on and get a few more victories.
“We’ve started off well as a new team just some of the defeats have been disappointing, but we have shown against Featherstone that we can beat the top teams so hopefully we can kick on from that result and get a few more wins.”
Head coach Lee Greenwood is delighted that Day has signed a new deal at the club and believes the player can go from strength to strength.
On Day signing the new deal, Greenwood said: “Sam has started the season really well and he was probably third choice hooker last season, having come from Featherstone before that.
“He is now establishing himself this season, and with a good pre-season behind him and given the opportunity to play he can now show what he can do. The retention of players is just as important as recruiting new players.
“The belief comes from himself in the way he’s been performing, on Boxing Day he showed up well and then he played well in the friendlies and his performances has given the staff belief in him.”