Wellens close to signing new deal

Saints player Paul Wellens
Saints player Paul Wellens
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PAUL Wellens is on the verge of signing a new one year deal.

The Saints skipper is out of contract at the end of the seaso, but he has been in superb form for his home-town club.

It is believed in-coming coach Nathan Brown wants to keep the 32-year-old as his club captain.

“I think something will be announced pretty soon,” he said.

“A year is a sensible option, not just for the club but for myself as well.

“Form, fitness and injuries will all dictate how long I play.

“I’m pleased with the way I’m going and I’m loving captaining the club.”

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