3 Jul 2020

Gaskell extends Giants stay

Lee Gaskell has signed a new extended deal at Huddersfield Giants which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 Season.

Lee Gaskell has signed a new one year deal with Huddersfield Giants that will keep him at the club until 2021. 

Gaskell swept the board at last season's End of Season Awards, winning Players Player of the Year, Supporters Player of the Year & the Harold Wagstaff Trophy for most valuable player. Since arriving in 2017, Gaskell has made 80 appearances for the club, scoring 22 times and kicking 31 goals and has established himself as a key player for the side under the tutelage of Simon Woolford. 

Lee Gaskell said: "Our aim before we broke up was always the play offs, we started the season really good. We know it’s been along time since we’ve trained or played with each other, but hopefully once we return we can keep that form going.

"It’s obviously been a difficult time for everyone during this current pandemic, so to get a deal sorted before we go back to training was the main focus, so I could fully concentrate on having a successful season when we eventually return.

"It’s been pretty tough to be fair with not having any access to anything, I managed to get hold of some equipment to tick over with, and also been going for runs trying to keep my fitness up."

"I think everyone’s excited to be back playing, it’s been along time now sat at home not really knowing what’s going on but I think with the latest news of the return it’s given everyone something to look forward to and getting back into routine."

"I think the biggest difference in the squad this year is the players believe we can compete with any other team in the league, and I think it’s shown the first 5 rounds but the biggest part now is coming back and hit the ground running we all know it’s going to be tough but if we have the right attitude there’s no reason why we can’t push for that top 4."

Simon Woolford said: "Gasky is obviously an important part of the squad we’re building moving forward, it’s a real relief he’s committed for another 12 months.

"It’s been really pleasing to see the combination he and Seze have formed in such a short period of time, and I’m excited to see their natural progression and improvement once we get back playing."