Learning is the target for Dan

Dan Scott expects to continue learning with Telford Tigers next season, after agreeing terms on a new three-year contract with the club.

The 23-year-old defenceman signed a deal to remain in Shropshire this week, following a campaign that saw Telford finish fourth in the EPL.

He has become an integral part of the Tigers squad since rejoining from Slough in 2013, after an initial spell at Telford in 2010.

And Scott wants that development to continue next season.

He said: “I’m still only young in hockey terms, so I know I’ve got loads to learn. Having guys like Sam Zajac back is massive for me, because I can learn a lot during games and training.

“Whoever comes into the squad, whether it’s an import or Brit defenceman, then I will want to learn from them as well. I’m always watching other players to see what I can pick up.

“It is important to take on board what the coaches say, and I am a firm believer in that you are always learning your trade.”

The former GB under-20s skipper also paid tribute to the faith shown in him by head coach Tom Watkins, after he was rewarded for his efforts with that new long-term deal.

“It is nice to have that security as a player, as you know you can get settled with a club,” he said.

“I am settled here in Telford, I know who the coach and owners are, and that stability is massive for me. I am a big team guy, and not really a big fan of change. That makes a three-year deal perfect.”

Scott is also determined to reverse a relatively disappointing end to last season, when Telford crashed out of the play-offs at the quarter-final stage.

He added: “The start of last year set the tone, when we had so many injuries, but I have 100 per cent faith that Tom will bring in the right players to turn it around.

“Once the guys all get together and have a good pre-season, then there won’t be a problem. Last season was disappointing by our standards of the previous season, but not if you look back over the years.

“We know what we need to do, so I have no doubt that everyone will be firing from the word go, come September.”

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