Millington signs new contract

Grant Millington has signed a new deal with Castleford.

League Express revealed last week the forward was expected to follow several of his team-mates in signing a new contract prior to his existing deal expiring at the end of the season.

And now he has put pen to paper on a contract for 2021.

Millington, 33, will now go into his tenth season with the club, having joined the Tigers in 2012.
He has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the club and been a key component in the side for several years.

He joins the likes of Daniel Smith and James Clare in penning new deals with the club, with the Tigers working through their retention plans.

Matt Cook is now the most high-profile player in their squad whose deal expires at the end of the season.

Others include young hooker Jacques O’Neill and fullback Calum Turner.

“It would be great to play for another season and the priority for me now is just to get back on the field this season,” Cook told the club’s official magazine, Roar.

“Back end of last year I felt great! I still felt like I was doing a good job still and able to play at the top level and right at the start of pre-season, I felt great coming back in for the hard slog that pre-season is. So, the injury has been frustrating, and it does make maybe you doubt yourself at times.

“Hopefully, I can prove to the coaches and myself that I have another year in me at the top-flight with Castleford Tigers.”