St Helens young gun Aaron Smith admitted said he was delighted to extend his stay with his home town club, after penning an extension until the end of the 2022 season.
Smith has emerged as a handy replacement for Saints skipper and England international James Roby in the coming seasons and has produced some impressive displays in the Red V this season when given the chance at Super League level, with two tries to his name.
Having learnt from one of the best dummy halves in the competition so far in his career, Smith couldn’t wait to develop his game further at the club to try and reach similar heights to his role model in the future.
“It feels amazing. Being a local lad, growing up in St Helens and coming watching as a kid it feels great to be able to sign on again and I can now move my career on,” he said.
“It has also been great to train and work alongside the likes of James Roby who has helped me a lot. He has helped me develop my game and I have tried to model my game on the way he plays.
“Watching and coming through the system, there is no better role model than him and hopefully one day I become half the player he has been and have some sort of legacy within the club. That is the ultimate dream.”