Lachlan Fitzgibbon has revealed his aspirations to one-day captain the nib Newcastle Knights a day after re-signing with the club until the end of 2021.
The 24-year-old has just come off his best season for the Club in 2018, finishing as the Knights second leading try-scorer with nine tries.
Having inked an upgrade and extension, Fitzgibbon said he hopes he can see out the rest of his career with the Knights.
"I think it's everyone's dream to play for their childhood Club and not only play for them but play out their career here," Fitzgibbon said.
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"It would be a massive honour to one-day captain the Club or even have a leadership role around the Club."
Tipped for representative honours in his future, the hard-running edge said reaching such heights is a goal.
"I think it's anyone's dream in the NRL to eventuate to playing rep footy," Fitzgibbon continued.
"I haven't really thought about it the past few years, I was probably a bit off the mark for where I was at with my footy.
"It's now coming into the frame over the next few years and I can make it a goal of mine."
When asked about the Knights goals for 2019, Fitzgibbon believes the Club can make the finals.
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"We fell a bit short of our mark last year," Fitzgibbon said.
"We had expectations of making the eight and that didn't eventuate.
"It's been a rough few years and I think everyone can see we're building towards something and we're getting better each year.
"I think this year with the recruitment we've bought in and the development of other players and the coaching staff we've got around, I think making the top eight is a realistic goal."