NATHAN BROWN will look for Andy Raleigh to put in another big performance this weekend on the back of securing a new three-year contract.
The 29-year-old forward has put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at his hometown club until the end of the 2013 season.
He will look to celebrate the announcement by helping the Giants beat former club Hull KR in Sunday’s Challenge Cup fourth-round clash at the Galpharm Stadium (1.45).
And Brown knows he can always depend on the former Moldgreen junior to put in a consistent display.
“Andy is good for the club, not only on the field but off the field as well,” said Brown.
“He is a good person, a good trainer and a very consistent performer.
“Andy has played a similar role for a fair few years now in the back and front row and you know what you’re getting week in, week out with him. He ticks a lot of boxes for this club going forward.”
Raleigh will be named in the Giants’ initial 19-man Challenge Cup squad which is to be announced later today.
As well as the Giants squad, it will be interesting to see which of the club’s dual registration players turn out for their Championship teams in the Cup competition.
Alex Brown, Josh Griffin and Kyle Wood are plying their trade at Batley Bulldogs, while Jermaine McGillvary is at Barrow.
If they get the green light to play for their lower-division side, they will obviously then be Cup-tied and can’t play for the Giants later in the competition, with a decision to be taken between the clubs’ head coaches.