David Shillington
Another Raider re-signing

Canberra star David Shillington has slammed claims of player unrest at the struggling Raiders after revealing he is set to re-sign long term with the club.

The prop told The Canberra Times yesterday he expects to sign a three-year contract extension as soon as next week, which will keep him at the Raiders until 2015.

Shillington’s decision is an emphatic display of support for coach David Furner, who is under extreme pressure from fans after Canberra’s disastrous1-8 start to the year.

The Maroons and Kangaroos regular is the latest in a string of big names to reaffirm their commitment to the Raiders this year.

Fellow representative forwards Bronson Harrison and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, as well as second-rower Joe Picker, also signed multi-year extensions this season.

Shillington declared the players’ willingness to stay is clear proof that Furner still has the faith of the playing group.

The 27-year-old’s new deal will extend his stay at the Raiders to seven seasons after joining the club from the Roosters in 2009.

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