Jason Muranka has penned a new one-year deal with Dewsbury Rams.
The former Dewsbury Celtic amateur spent much of last season on loan at Gloucestershire All Golds before returning to the Rams in the latter part of the campaign, making his competitive debut against Keighley Cougars.
Rams head coach Glenn Morrison is pleased the local lad will continue his development in the professional game at the Rams.
Morrison said: “Jason is a great young kid who I highlighted two years ago.
“He trained with us once or twice a week alongside his commitments with Dewsbury Celtic, which helped to bring him on and bring his game through our systems.
“He impressed enough to earn a new contract and then this year we just wanted to drip-feed him game to help him continue his progression.
“He ended up playing for us at the back end of the year, including in the play-off game against Halifax, and he was outstanding.
“Jason’s had interest from other clubs but he’s a local boy who wanted to stay with us.
“As a club we have shown some faith in him and it’s pleasing to see him repay that faith by sticking with us.
“Local boys are a big part of our future and I Jason will be a big part of that future.”