Tom Lineham signs contract extension with Hull FC
Young winger Tom Lineham has signed a new four-year contract extension with Hull FC.
Last Updated: 15/03/13 7:14am
The 21-year-old underlined his potential with his maiden Super League hat-trick in Friday's 52-0 win over Castleford Tigers and the Black and Whites have tied him down on a deal that lasts until the end of the 2017 season.
Lineham, a former York City Knights player, has made a big impact after only joining the first team squad on a full-time basis midway through last season.
"I'm very pleased to be offered a new contract and I can just focus on improving as much as possible now," he told the club's official website.
"I've enjoyed my time here so far, it's gone really quickly but Hull are an ambitious club with a very ambitious owner and good management and staff.
"The fans are very passionate too so it's the place I wanted to stay and a club I wanted to commit my future to. I didn't think twice about moving on, I just wanted to stay here and I'm looking forward to the next four years."
Hull FC head coach Peter Gentle welcomed Lineham's new deal and hopes to help him continue his progress in the sport.
He said, "There is no doubting Tom's obvious talent and he has done tremendously to get to this point, mainly through his work ethic and application, which is second to none.
"He has a lot to learn and understand if he is to maximise his potential but we believe he can do that given time and that's why we have offered him a long-term deal."