WAKEFIELD captain Danny Kirmond is hoping he can continue to work with coach Richard Agar for many years to come, after signing an extension to his current contract that will see the 27-year-old remain with the club until the end of 2016.
Kirmond signed the new terms despite having still having a year to run on his current deal.
“Richard talks a lot about it being important to keep the core of the squad together, and now I have my new deal and some other guys have signed up recently, we are starting to do that,” Kirmond told League Express.
“The club is talking to Rich about extending his stay and that would be really important for the club. I would love to see him carry on.
“I feel like I’m part of something special. I am proud to be part of this club and Rich feels the same.
“He has bought the best out of me and he was a major factor in me staying at the club.
“This new deal gives me bit of security. I love this club so it was an easy decision to extend my stay.
“Becoming captain last year has made me drive myself to work that bit harder, because everyone is looking up to me as leader of the side. That means I have to be at my best all the time and it is showing in my game.”
Kirmond was unable to lead the Wildcats against Leeds Rhinos on Friday night however, as he had to pull out with a recurrence of a knee injury during the warm-up. The Rhinos triumphed 31-24.
By LORRAINE MARSDEN