Bussey signs new contract

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FEATHERSTONE’S highly-rated utility player Jack Bussey (pictured) has signed a new deal.

The 19-year-old, who has made three first-team appearances from the bench this season, has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Bigfellas Stadium until at least the end of the 2014 season.

Rovers coach Daryl Powell is delighted Bussey is staying at the club.

He said: “Jack is strong and quick. He’s shown a lot of signs of being able to play first-team football and to be able to do outstandingly well so I am really pleased he’s agreed to sign.

“I think he could play in a number of positions and at the moment he’s probably best suited to 13. He’s a got a bit of of Jonny Hepworth about him and he’s built similarly.

“His pass game needs to improve a little bit but his eye for an opening is pretty good and he is prepared to carry the ball at the line. He could play back row and he could play hooker as well as half-back so he’s got a fair bit of a versatility about him.

“We have fought off Super League opposition last year to retain Jack and are delighted to do so again.”

Bussey said: “Featherstone is a great club and everyone at the club is great to be around. I believe there is something special happening at Rovers and I’m hungry to be part of it and excited about the future.”