Tyrer happy to commit to Fax for the long term

Steve Tyrer
Steve Tyrer
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Halifax centre Steve Tyrer has admitted he jumped at the chance to extend his stay with the Co-operative Championship leaders.

Tyrer penned a new two year contract last Friday, tieing himself to Karl Harrison’s side until the end of 2014.

“I am made up with it,” said the former Widnes, St Helens and Crusaders back.

“Ian Croad rang me out of the blue last week and asked me if I’d be interested and after the way things have gone so far this season I was more than happy to do that.

“After the last couple of seasons, when I’ve been on the move a fair bit, as soon as he mentioned a two year deal I couldn’t take it off him quick enough.

“I just want to settle down in one place and everything is going in the right direction here.

“There was no reason not to sign it straight away.”

Tyrer is currently sidelined with medial ligament damage sustained in the Challenge Cup loss at Leigh at the end of April - an injury which could keep him out of action for a total of 12 weeks - but is hoping to be back around the end of this month.

“It’s still a few weeks off, I’m still not sure what’s happening with it to be honest, some days it is better than others,” said Tyrer.

“I am aiming for the Featherstone game (June 28) or just after, but I need to see what happens.

“I’m back training now; riding the bike in the gym, doing some slow jogging on the treadmill and doing some stability work, just trying to build up the strength around it.

“It’s frustrating, because even though you are there at every game and around the squad you still feel miles away from it all.

“It’s a bit depressing, but I’ve got some good people around me to help me through it and that’s the main thing.

“As long as we keep notching up the results, that will keep me happy as well.”