Hooker Paul Aiton has committed himself to Wakefield by signing a two-year contract extension with the Super League club.
The Papua New Guinea captain initially joined Wakefield on a two-year deal at the start of this season from Cronulla Sharks, but such has been the 27-year-old's form, the club have decided to guarantee his future through to the end of 2015.
Aiton said: "It wasn't a deal just to sign so I had something. A lot of thought did go into it. I wanted to make sure I was in a team that can compete, and I really think we can."
Whether Aiton plays again this season hangs in the balance due to a facial injury sustained after he was attacked last month while on holiday.
Speaking to the Wildcats website, Aiton added: "I've really enjoyed my year. I came here to enjoy my footy, and I certainly have.
"I'm devastated about missing the back end of the season because I still feel I can offer a little bit more to the club and the boys.
"Right now I know we've still got the semis to think about, but for me I just want to get all my niggles sorted out because I want a really big year next year."
- Paul Aiton