TOUGH prop Keith Mason is aiming to celebrate the news of a Giants contract extension by leading his side to a Super League win over Wigan at the JJB Stadium tonight.
The 26-year-old confirmed today he will be staying at the Galpharm until the end of the 2011 season.
But while the former St Helens front-row forward is delighted to have secured his immediate future, he admits his main priority is helping Huddersfield secure the Super League points at Wigan (8.00) and to try and finish a disappointing season on a high.
And with John Skandalis ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, Mason knows he will have an important role to play.
“It’s great I don’t need to worry about my future for the next few years,” said the Dewsbury-based player.
“I enjoy every minute of it here and I was delighted when the club offered me a deal until the end of 2011. This place has just got so much going for it.
“But, as far as I’m concerned, the main priority right now is making sure we finish this season strongly.
“Nobody is happy with the way things have gone this year, most of all the players, and we’re desperate to do what we can to make sure we get some good wins under our belt between now and the end of the year.
“And I’m determined to do what I can to make that happen.
“With Skando ruled out for the rest of the season, I know I need to take more responsibility, and I’ve been happy with my form since he’s not been around.
“I’m still relatively young, but I now feel as if I’m one of the senior players here and know I have an important role to play, which continues tonight.”