Skipper pledges future to Steeldogs

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Sheffield Steeldogs’ captain Greg Wood has declared that he would like to see out the remainder of his career at his hometown club after becoming the latest player to sign up for next season’s roster.

The 27-year-old centre has signed a new one-year deal with Andre Payette’s side and on the back of Steeldogs signing Jeff Legue last week, Wood admits that there has been no better time to be playing at IceSheffield.

“The signings we have made so far have been the biggest intent we have shown since I have moved back,” Wood told Grass Roots.

“As a player, it is always positive to see players like Jeff sign on and the rest of the young British guys as well.

“These kinds of players are not your average players. Lubomir Korhorn is not just your average player and now we have two of these kind of guys on your team.

“The reason Manchester won the league last year was because of their imports and we have taken a real step forward on that front.

“If Legue can match what Lubo scores, which I have no doubt he will do, it will add another dimension to our offence. There’s no other team I would play for now. Seeing what is being put in place is making me really excited for September.”

With Payette’s side starting to take shape ahead of the new season, talk of a push for silverware has been mooted around the Steeldogs camp after the club agreed a significant five-year deal with Bradfield Brewery and completed a two-year deal for Legue to join from Sheffield Steelers.