Jordan Lilley signs three-year deal at Leeds Rhinos
By Katie Shanahan
Last Updated: 07/07/17 12:27pm
Jordan Lilley has extended his contract with Leeds Rhinos for another three years.
The 20-year-old half-back returned to the club last week after being on loan at Championship side Bradford Bulls.
Lilley made his debut in 2015 for the Rhinos, who are currently third in the Betfred Super League table.
Speaking about his new contract, Lilley said: "When I got my opportunity to sign the new deal I grabbed it with both hands.
"The three-year deal gives me some security and hopefully I can continue to build as a player and secure a regular place in the team, working every week to improve myself.
"I have learned new things especially over at Bradford where I have had more of a leadership role and that has taught me what I need to improve in my personal game too.
"I am a long way off where I want to be and I know I'm not going to get everything handed to me. But I am looking forward to that challenge so I can try and earn myself a starting shirt in the years to come."
Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott spoke highly of Lilley, who made 24 appearances last season.
"He is passionate about the Rhinos having supported the team since childhood and I know this new contract means a great deal to him," McDermott said.
"Importantly for us as a club, it also demonstrates to other young players that the rewards are there for them if they work hard and achieve with the Rhinos."