Hull FC centre Kirk Yeaman has openly admitted he is playing to try and earn a new contract with the club in 2015.
Yeaman has spent his entire career with Hull, but is out of contract at the end of the coming season. The 31-year-old is fully aware he will have to earn that deal though, and told the Hull Daily Mail that it’s his priority to ensure he stays at Hull – saying he doesn’t want to play for anyone else.
“I am playing for a deal now and my aim is to perform week in, week out and earn that deal,” Yeaman said.
“I don’t want to go anywhere else, I want to stay here and earn the right to be here. That’s my goal, to get a new deal.
“I want to play every game. I’m not getting any younger. The old saying is that you’re a long time retired so I just want to play as many games as I can and look forward to the season.”
Yeaman also believes the competition for places will hopefully help to produce his very best form during 2015, too.
“I’m looking to cement a place in the team and show that I deserve to be here. Not just in my position, but competition for places is so hot this year and it can only bring out the best in you.”