STEELERS have drafted in a big game player in former Nottingham Panthers captain Danny Meyers, says Sheffield skipper Jonathan Phillips.
The 29-year-old Brit might not have landed the league title with his last employers, but he has tasted success in the other domestic competitions. Phillips says: “We might be experienced at winning over 54 games and delivering league championships here but Danny has more experience than anyone in those big cup finals, the pressure games that deliver Challenge Cup and Play off. We want that.”
Meyers is a player unafraid to make his opinion known - and that too should be a positive influence on a club that ended the last campaign without a trophy.
“Danny has a big personality and he will have his say inside the room,” he said.”He is a vocal guy. That’s a good thing, we want different opinions in there. He might find our two Manchester boys Thomas and Hewitt give him a big of banter back though.”
Meyers arrives on the back of an outstanding personal performance in Great Britain’s World Championship tournament.
“Danny and I played at junior level together to England and GB and then we have played against each other as captains of the two biggest clubs in the country,” says Phillips. “He will fit in here. It won’t faze him at all being under the spotlight as moving from one big club to another.
“After we signed Colin Shields I thought our Brit pack signings were complete but the addition of the ‘two Danny’s’ Wood and Meyers has certainly raised the bar for us in terms of quality depth.
“Danny is a great D man, probably our best whilst away with GB at the Worlds.”