DELIGHTED Nathan Brown can’t wait to pitch Danny Brough into Super League battle as a Giant.
The 27-year-old half-back today put pen to paper on a deal which will keep him at the Galpharm until the end of the 2014 season.
The news ends weeks of speculation linking Brough with a move from Wakefield to the Giants.
And Brown is delighted he has finally got his man as his club looks to become an even stronger Super League force.
“I’ve admired Danny’s game since I came to the UK,” said Brown.
“It will be fantastic to be able to work with him and integrate him into our team over the coming weeks and months.
“Out-and-out half-backs with outstanding kicking games and genuine speed are becoming a rarity, so he will give us another string to our bow in the squad.”
Brough is expected to go straight into the squad for Sunday’s home clash against St Helens.
That decision will depend on how well he trains with his new teammates this week.
And the man himself knows he can’t take anything for granted.
“I’d love to play against St Helens, but we’ll just have to wait and see,” said Brough.
“I’ve only just met my new teammates and I don’t know whether Nathan will want to change a winning team or not.
“All I want to do is get down to training, learn how the team plays, bond with the players and see what they can do. That has to be my first priority, and we’ll take things from there.
“But I also know that with the quality of players there are here, I can’t expect to walk straight into the side. I’m here to fight for my place.
“Kev Brown and Luke Robinson are two quality half-backs, and it’s good to know I’m going to be on the same team as them from now on.
“I just hope my enthusiasm, organisation and varied kicking game will be enough to make sure I can soon get my chance to have a crack at playing behind such a massive pack.
“Unfortunately, I found out the other week once again how strong the pack here is, when they beat us 52-0 at Wakefield.
“They’re absolutely massive, and I’m really excited about playing behind such a big set of forwards, because that will make things a lot easier for me.”