SZOSTAK AGREES NEW DEAL
BACK row forward Alex Szostak has agreed a deal that will keep him at Sheffield Eagles for the next two seasons.
“Alex is a model professional. I call him our ‘million dollar man’ because of what he gives to the team,” said Aston. “In games he gives everything, his effort, commitment and attitude are great. He can make 30 tackles a game, nothing will stop him. He does the important little things well in a game.”
The signing follows fullback Misi Taulapapa agreeing a new deal and is a boost as the squad prepare for the Championship play-offs first round game at Leigh Centurions next week.
Aston already has a number of players including former Doncaster back rower Peter Green and club captain Jack Howieson covered by two-year deals.
Szostak, 24, a product of the Bradford Bulls Academy, joined the Eagles towards the end of the 2008 season from French club Villeneuve Leopards and topped the 60 games mark this season.
The Scottish international moved to live in the city last year and works in the laboratories at the Children’s Hospital.