Sheffield Eagles’ half-back Cory Aston has agreed a new five-year deal with the club ahead of Sunday’s Challenge Cup fourth round tie with Oldham Roughyeds (3pm.)
The 20-year-old is one of the club’s brightest prospects and has impressed in the early stages of this season’s Kingstone Press Championship leading to an improved deal for the Academy graduate.
Aston, son of Director of Rugby Mark, will miss the chance to celebrate his new contract though after being ruled out of Sunday’s tie with a shoulder injury.
Whilst Aston senior was disappointed to lose his son for the weekend he was delighted to tie down another key component of his squad following previous new deals for Steve Thorpe and Michael Knowles.
Aston senior said: “Cory is Sheffield born and bred and his dream was always to play for the Eagles. Two years ago he played four games, last year he played eight games and he has played the first five of this year, so there is no doubt he has a bright future.
“We have signed him on a five year contract which is the first time we have done that, and it shows our commitment to him and his commitment to us. We knew there were people keeping an eye on his progress so we are delighted to tie him up with this deal.”
Aston jnr is joined on the sidelines by winger Rob Worrincy but yesterday’s new signing Keale Carlile is set for his debut whilst Dominic Brambani is almost certain to be recalled after missing last weekend’s victory at Workington.There is further good news with Jamie Langley finally returning to full physical fitness, but his long awaited debut is in the balance after the former Great Britain international picked up a virus.