The Knights plan to fast-track negotiations to keep hooker Chad Redman in his home town after his dream debut against Wests Tigers at Hunter Stadium last Sunday.
Filling in for the injured Adam Clydsdale, Redman scored from dummy-half in the 77th minute to seal a 22-12 win and has retained his place on the bench for the game against Brisbane at Hunter Stadium on Monday night.
The born-and-bred Novocastrian is off contract at the end of the season but his preference is to stay at the club he has represented since he was 15. The Knights are just as keen to keep him.
Knights director of football Michael Hagan hopes to kick off negotiations with the 22-year-old former Australian Schoolboys representative in the next few weeks.