Danny Galea
Looking for next contract

Unsigned and his wife expecting their first child, motivation isn’t an issue for Danny Galea.

Galea remains hopeful of striking a new deal with the Canberra Raiders but admits he will consider anything at this stage to extend his 117-game NRL career.

The second-rower has three weeks to showcase his wares to prospective suitors, starting with tomorrow night’s game against the Gold Coast Titans at Skilled Park.

Galea’s first preference is to stay at the Raiders, revealing that he had been in discussions with Canberra chief executive Don Furner earlier this week about a possible contract extension.

Surviving on uncertain one-year deals is nothing new for Galea.

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The former Penrith Panthers and Wests Tigers utility forward joined the Raiders on a 12-month contract in 2010. It was only during the later stages of last season that he signed on the dotted line for a one-year extension with the Green Machine.

As he prepares to become a father in October, he is keen to secure his family’s future with a long-term deal.

Galea confirmed his manager had been in talks with two Sydney clubs, the renewed interest corresponding with his late-season revival.

Meanwhile, The Canberra Times understands fearless Raiders forward Josh Miller is close to finding a new club for next season. Miller has played the past eight years with the Raiders, but has been forced out due to salary cap pressure.

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