Huddersfield Giants ‘the best place to win silverware’ for Ash Golding and Chris McQueen as they explain extensions

Huddersfield continue to do good business as they look to continue their positive form from 2022 to 2023 and beyond cementing the potential of Ian Watson’s project.

After snapping up Kevin Naiqama for next year, Huddersfield re-signed Leroy Cudjoe and Sam Hewitt for next year before announcing the signing of Harry Rushton for 2023.

Then yesterday the Giants announced contract extensions for both Ash Golding and Chris McQueen.

Golding has signed a two-year extension to keep him at the club till 2024 and McQueen has signed a one-year deal to keep him going into next season after what has been one of his best seasons as he scores tries for fun.

Both represent smart pieces of business again from the Giants as they sustain their superb squad and both reflect on their new deals after the news was announce.

Ash Golding firstly opened up on the Giants’ Twitter saying: “Glad to get it over the line, to be sticking with the boys. We’re building a nice core group here and I think the environment is a good place to develop.

“The best of me is coming out now, the versatility. It’s a competitive environment and anyone who knows me knows I love competition.”

He also reflected on how happy he is to be settled after some shaky first years due to injury: “It was a couple of shaky first years with injuries. Sometimes freak injuries happen but I’m stringing some games together now and showing people what I’m about.”

but the main reason for him staying is his belief that Huddersfield is the best place for him to try and win silverware: “I want to win silverware and this is the best place for me in my career to win silverware. I think what we’re building here and the talent we’re bring through is exceptional. The lads we’ve got to stick around shows what we’re building here.

“We want to be a constant figure in the top four.”

Chris McQueen echoed these thoughts outlining the success he things Huddersfield can achieve: “It’s a bit of a weight off my shoulders. It’s sorted out now and I can get back to playing.

“I think we have a really special playing group here to get to hang around another couple of years, I really do think Huddersfield are going to achieve a lot of success.”

You can watch Golding’s full interview here and McQueen’s here.

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