Halifax forward Adam Robinson has said he put “trophies before money” after agreeing a new two year deal to stay with Karl Harrison’s side.
Robinson, the 26 year old former Wakefield, Dewsbury and Batley player, returned to action after an eight week absence following major shoulder surgery in the 35-16 win over the Rams almost two weeks ago.
And the barnstorming prop or back rower has now become the 13th confirmed member of Harrison’s squad for next season.
“It’s nice to have it sorted out, but it’s a new thing for me because I have never signed for more than one year before,” said Robinson, who followed Harrison to the Shay from Mount Pleasant 18 months ago.
“I have never been with a club for more than two years and I’ve always liked to keep my options open, in case circumstances changed or I stopped enjoying it.
“But Halifax offered me the two years, it’s a good club to be at and I thought ‘Why not?’.
“I had a few enquiries from clubs I have been at before and I would say I have lost out in financial terms by staying.
“But I want to win things; I’d say I’m coming into the prime of my career now and I would rather have trophies than money any day.
“The set up here is good on and off the field; they look after my family on match days and that’s important.
“If they’re happy, I’m happy.”
On the field, Robinson is optimistic that his best form is still to come after such a significant absence, which he believes will carry potential long-term benefits.
“I had limited game time at Dewsbury, just to get back into it,” he said.
“But I’ve been training by myself almost every day, and then two or three times a week with the boys as well, so it’s not going to take me long to find some form.
“I feel like I’m starting a new season and that should benefit me at the end of the year.
“By the time we got to the play offs last year, a lot of us were carrying injuries or playing with pain killing injections and the Sheffield game (when Fax were beaten) was a game too far for us.
“Hopefully, I’ll get there fully fit this year and that should benefit both me and the team.”