Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson believes Aaron Murphy could again be one of the most valuable members of his squad.
The 25-year-old last month put pen to paper on a new three-year Huddersfield deal which will keep him at the John Smith’s Stadium until the end of the 2018 season.
That was reward for an outstanding 2014 campaign when his utility value shone through.
Murphy excelled at full-back, wing and centre during the course of the season, with Anderson knowing that’ll help keep all of his fellow backs on their toes.
“Murph’s a very good player, and what he brings to us in terms of his versatility can’t be underestimated,” said Anderson.
“I don’t think there’s a position from one to seven he hasn’t played – and played very well.
“And that means those who play regularly in one position can’t afford to relax for a minute, because if they have a bad game they know Aaron Murphy will be there to take their place.
“You need players like that, and I know if we didn’t have a Murph-type player in the squad I’d be out looking for one.”