Josh Dugan
Raiders hope to re-sign soon

With Josh McCrone yesterday signing as a Raider until 2014, the club now has another Josh on its radar.

The extension of McCrone’s contract for another two years sees the Raiders secure some long-term depth in their halves.

Terry Campese and Sam Williams are already contracted with the Canberra club until 2015 and 2013 respectively.

But it is their No. 1 attacking weapon, NSW fullback Josh Dugan, who the Raiders are anxious to keep in Canberra for the long term.

The highly sought after match-winner’s contract ends next season.

Dugan and McCrone showed a glimpse of what their long-term combination could be like when a grubber kick from the emerging playmaker found the flying fullback for the decisive try in Canberra’s thrilling 24-19 win against St George Illawarra in August.

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After extending his stay in the national capital, McCrone, who made his NRL debut for the Raiders in 2009, is hoping Dugan will do the same.

”He’s a massive part of this club so he’s probably the most important signature we can get,” McCrone said.

”There’s not too many players of his ability out there so we’ve got to keep him.”

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