Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton has signed a new deal with the club.
Shenton, who had a year remaining on his existing deal, has now agreed on a new contract that will keep him at Cas until at least 2019.
Following a move to St Helens in 2011, the centre re-signed for Castleford and was appointed as captain. Under his tenure, the Tigers have gone from a struggling Super League side to one of the competition’s best teams, which was resembled as Shenton took his team to Wembley for the 2014 Challenge Cup final.
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Head coach Daryl Powell said: “Michael has been a massively important player for us in the two and a half years I have been at the club, not just in his game and the quality of it you see on the playing field but his leadership off the field and his influence in the group is hugely positive and it’s great news when someone who has that higher standing within the club wants to stay on a long term deal.”
Absolutely delighted that I've extended my contract. It's a great club to be a part of and I can't wait for the new season!!
— Michael Shenton (@mshenton22) December 3, 2015