NEW signing Greg Eden has already set his sights on winning silverware with the Giants.

The 20-year-old utility back secured a two-year contract after moving from Castleford Tigers at the end of last season.

Although official pre-season training doesn’t get under way until next Monday, Eden has taken part in several fitness sessions with his new club to make sure he’s fully prepared for the start of work with the full Super League squad.

And from what he’s seen so far, Eden believes he has made the right decision to turn down a new Castleford deal and move to the Galpharm.

“All I want to do is win silverware,” said Eden, who has made two Super League appearances for Castleford, as well as having a spell in Australia with top country club Temora Dragons.

“I’m very ambitious and the Giants are a great club to join and I’m really looking forward to starting to work with the full squad.

“Ever since I’ve signed I just wanted to be around the team – that’s why I’ve already had a few fitness sessions here – and a move like this can only be a positive.”

After making his Super League debut with the Tigers, he is hoping the 2012 campaign can be a breakthrough year, with his eyes firmly set on the first team.

“I’ve had a niggle in my shoulder of late, but I’m obviously working to be fully fit,” added Eden, whose father, Phil, palyed regularly as a centre at Wakefield Trinity.

“And once I regain my fitness, I believe I can get fitter and fitter and hopefully push for a first-team place.

“I’ve seen the talent the club have and I know it will be difficult, but everyone here (the staff and players) all seem really nice, so it’s been encouraging.

“I actually knew a few of the lads before I came as well which is a help. I’ve played with Matt Dawson, who signed from Cas last year, and I also know Larne Patrick and Jamie Cording.

“But I’m also excited about working with the coaching staff and, especially head coach Nathan Brown. I’ve heard a lot of good stories about Browny and I really can’t wait to see what I can learn from him and see how he can progress me as a player.

“Then there’s the talent of players at the club. The likes of Leroy Cudjoe and Scott Grix can be a massive help to me and, hopefully when we get on the field, I’ll be learning a lot of stuff from them.

“And I don’t mind where that will be. I can play in a few different positions, although I’d say my preferred position is full-back, but I also like playing centre, half back or wing, too.”

And Eden was also joined in the early fitness sessions by fellow new signing Tommy Lee (inset) from Wakefield.