Gaskell signs new three year deal

St Helens Lee Gaskell is tackled high by Warrington's David Solomona. Twenty-year-old Gaskell has signed a new three year deal with Saints.
St Helens Lee Gaskell is tackled high by Warrington's David Solomona. Twenty-year-old Gaskell has signed a new three year deal with Saints.
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SAINTS starlet Lee Gaskell has signed a new three-year deal with the club.

The 20-year-old half-back made his debut against Catalan Dragons in July 2010, and has appeared eight times so far for his home-town team.

A former Blackbrook amateur, he has settled into the first-team squad well after a successful academy career, and the contract will keep him at the Saints until the end of 2013.

Coach Royce Simmons said: “Lee has stepped into first team comfortably so far this season and is likely to get plenty of opportunity ahead.

“He has a good running and kicking game and the potential to become a regular member of the first team.”

Chairman Eamonn McManus added: “Lee is another product of our academy and has fitted seamlessly into a position initially vacated by injury.

“He has the ability to become a top Super League player for the Saints in the years ahead, and is clearly very proud to be a part of team and the club. 

“We wish him every success for his future with us, and I know that we are assured of his absolute commitment to the Saints cause.”