St Helens have extended the contract of centre Matty Fleming until the end of the 2017 season.
The 20-year-old was an ever-present for Saints in July, taking his opportunity with both hands after Matty Dawson joined Leigh. He originally made his debut last year against Leeds, and his since made ten further appearances, scoring three tries.
“Matty had one of the best pre-seasons I have seen from a young player. He was dedicated, professional and made great strides,” said head coach Keiron Cunningham.
“Injury stopped him progressing through the early phase of the season but he was dedicated in his rehab and took his chance well when it came.
“He is dependable and his rise to the first team in an example to the younger members in the club.”
Matty added: “I’m delighted to have extended my contract at the club. I enjoy being around my teammates and I am working hard so when I do get the chance to play in the first team I can perform to the best of my ability.
“I’m looking forward to the future but know I have to get my head down and work hard.”