Ashall junior still hoping to secure extended Shay stay

Karl Ashall
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Halifax’s young hooker Karl Ashall has said he still hopes to earn a new contract with the club for 2014.

The former St Helens junior, a close season signing from Swinton, has been a steady rather than spectacular performer in his debut season at the Shay and has been told the jury is still out on his chances of securing a deal for next year and beyond.

But after figuring in two of his side’s last three fixtures as a substitute, Ashall - whose older brother Craig is also out of contract in November - says he is still aiming to secure his future rather than look for a move.

“It’s a great club and they have been good to me; I love it here,” he said.

“I want to stay, but only time will tell with that.

“If I put in the performances, hopefully a contract will follow.

“At the moment, it’s a maybe rather than a definite yes or no, and Craig’s in the same boat.

“Getting game time is massive for me; I need performances and I can’t get those sat on the bench.

“I wish I was playing more, and I think that reflects in my performances sometimes; I feel like I am a bit too eager sometimes.

“It’s about the team though, and as long as I am contributing to the team I am happy.”