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.”