Fax winger Reittie signs new one year contract

Halifax winger Wayne Reittie has signed a new one year contract with the club ahead of tonight’s Co-operative Championship clash at Dewsbury (7.30).

The former Leeds junior, who earned his Championship spurs with Doncaster and York before joining current Halifax coach Karl Harrison at Batley last season, is the latest in a string of players to agree new terms for 2013.

Reittie is currently serving a four game suspension after being sent off for head-butting his former teammate Gareth Moore at Mount Pleasant last month.

“Wayne’s been going really well this year,” said Harrison.

“He had a bit of a brain explosion at Batley, but that aside I’ve been very pleased with him.

“The sending off wasn’t a factor; the kid made a mistake like everyone does in life from time to time.

“He’ll learn from it and move on.

“I’m delighted he’s staying with us.”

Harrison was finetuning his preparations for the league leaders’ trip to Rams Stadium, with the Wales back rower Ross Divorty a near-certain starter after being rested for Sunday’s Northern Rail Cup quarter final win over Barrow.

“I don’t think there’ll a lot of changes,” said Harrison.

“Ross will come in to the starting line up, with Adam Robinson or Dane Manning dropping to the bench.

“It’s going to be a tough game; they’re coming off a bad result against Featherstone and they’ve had a week and a half off to prepare.

“I’m sure Warren Jowitt will have them fired up for this one.”