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.”