Steve Michaels has continued his career renaissance on the Gold Coast with the popular utility back eyeing a new deal that will keep him at the Titans until the end of 2014.
In a boost for Michaels ahead of the Titans’ clash with Canberra tonight at Skilled Park, his management are set to enter negotiations, with both parties keen to keep the winger or centre on the holiday strip.
Michaels is off contract at season’s end, but has impressed coach John Cartwright with his work ethic and adaptability since his mid-season move from the Broncos in 2010.
The 24-year-old has been a reliable member of the Titans backline, scoring 13 tries in 33 games, and hopes to cement his future at the club with a two or three-year deal in the coming weeks.
“I’ve sounded the Titans out, they’ve indicated they want to keep Steve and he wants to stay so hopefully we can sort something out pretty quickly,” Michaels’ manager Chris Orr said.
“Steve is a Gold Coast kid, he enjoyed his time at the Broncos but he’s really found a home at the Titans.
“He gets on well with the coach, he’s a low maintenance player, he can play wing, centre and at a pinch he could play off the bench as a utility, so the Titans are happy with how ‘Ralph’ has settled in.”