Sheffield Eagles new signing George Tyson is looking forward to returning to a full-time environment after completing a move to South Yorkshire from Oldham on Monday.
The 21-year-old versatile operator penned a three-year full-time contract alongside team mate Adam Neal, as the Eagles completed their first signings of the close season.
Tyson, a member of Oldham’s Championship One title winning side from last season, is excited about coming into a full-time setup, something he enjoyed during his early years with Salford Red Devils.
“I am really looking forward to getting back into a full-time environment,” Tyson told The Star.
“I am ready for all the benefits that come with that in terms of fitness and improving my game, and also having a set routine again, which is something that you don’t really have when you are part-time. I am moving away and that will help me mature off the field, so I am really looking forward to the experience.”
Director of rugby Mark Aston is pressing ahead with his close season rebuilding, with Tyson one of a host of new faces expected through the Eagles’ revolving door. The youngster, who can play in the back row or at centre, is looking forward to linking up with Aston, who he believes will help bring out the best in the former Roughyeds ace.
“I think that Mark is going to bring plenty out of me, more than maybe I realise that I have to give,” he enthused.
“I think I have potential and working with Mark can really take me onto the next level. Training full-time will be a huge help to me, training nearly every day and working at my game will only be a benefit.”
Tyson will be making the step into the Championship for the first time after failing to make the breakthrough at Salford, and he is a firm believer that he can thrive off the step up in class.
He added: “I haven’t played at Championship level but I cam confident in my ability and I think I can have an impact. I just need to make sure I get my head down, work hard and give it my best shot.”