Jack Miller has been given a full-time deal by Huddersfield Giants
Huddersfield have given young scrum-half Jack Miller a full-time contract and promoted him to the Super League squad.
Last Updated: 06/03/13 2:00pm
The 18-year-old, who is the son of Doncaster head coach Tony Miller, has been given a two-year deal which runs until the end of the 2014 campaign, having impressed for the club's junior teams over the past two years.
He has been in the U19 side this season and has caught the eye of Giants head coach Paul Anderson.
Huddersfield's head of youth Pete Riding said: "Jack is a smart young player who, I feel, needs the full-time environment to really get the best out of him.
"He has a good work attitude and a nice kicking game, which is something of a rarity these days, and is a skill that Jack needs to build his game around.
"Organisationally, he is learning his position, and it will only help him working full-time day in and day out alongside the likes of (Scott) Grix, (Luke) Robinson and (Danny) Brough, and with the senior coaches.
"He has had a few sessions with the first teamers already and I was delighted that Paul Anderson wants him to step up and to see how he fares with the challenge ahead.
"It will also give a boost to all the lads in the nineteen's, as it shows that a clear pathway to the full-time environment and the next step towards a Super League career is available at this club, if a young player excels."