INFLUENTIAL Giants half-back Paul March heads into Friday's Super League showdown with Hull at the McAlpine (8.00) with a new two-year deal in the bag.
The 24-year-old goalkicking ace has made an outstanding start to the season and been central to Huddersfield's climb up the top-flight ladder.
March has followed the lead of prop Mick Slicker in signing a contract extension, which suggests the Giants are already planning for next season.
The news has delighted coach Jon Sharp, who believes March's form has shown a big improvement this year.
"When I first arrived at the club, I think it's fair to say that Paul wasn't the perfect physical specimen," said Sharp.
"He looked a little sluggish and slightly overweight.
"But due to his attitude and tremendous hard work that's no longer the case.
"He's now a key member of the squad and brings a lot of qualities to us.
"He's developed an extra yard of pace, which was first apparent with his try in the opening win over Castleford.
"Furthermore, Paul's become a very consistent goalkicker and silenced all those who felt this was an area where we would suffer."