Halifax threequarter Ben Heaton has described signing up for another two seasons at the Shay as “an easy decision”.
The 22 year old former Oldham player, who is currently the club’s first choice centre after starting both Championship games - against Sheffield and Workington - has penned a contract extension that will keep him at the club until the end of 2015
But Heaton insists that stability does not equal either security or complacency.
“I’m really pleased with it, I’ve worked really hard over the last 18 months and at the moment I’m on track,” said Heaton.
“I’m getting positive feedback from the coaches and the players around me.
“We’re all set on doing one thing and that’s being the top team in this division.
“I want to be part of that so signing for another two years was an easy decision to make.
“But you still need to take every game and every training session as it comes.
“If you don’t give 100 per cent here, you will be found out pretty quickly.
“There is pressure at every training session because there are plenty of players pushing for places in this side.
“Every time you catch the ball, every tackle you make; it is all being watched and if you aren’t the best you can be you will be found out.”
Heaton seems certain to keep his place for Sunday’s derby date with Keighley at the Shay after another rock-solid effort in the mud of Derwent Park.
“Sunday was a solid win; on a dry day we would have played more football but in those conditions there is only way to play,” he said.
“We were very patient, we defended very well and we stuck together.
“It’s all about getting ready for the Keighley game now.”