Why I re-signed with the Eels: Mitch Allgood

Pirtek Parramatta Eels prop Mitch Allgood says he's confident the Blue and Gold side will return to former glory, talking for the first time about why he chose to re-sign with the club for an additional two years.


Talking to Sky Big Sports Breakfast this morning, Mitch says he can feel a change coming.


"We've showed signs of forty minutes here and there of the team that we can be, and the team that we are - but disappoint ourselves with some of our performances a few times as well," he said.


"And I can see it changing and seeing us becoming a competitive, top-four side."


"I love this club and want to stay here and be a part of that change."


Click here to listen to Mitch's interview on Sky Big Sports Breakfast in full.


Despite an up-and-down start to the 2013 season, Allgood says the morale at the club is still high.


"We've had a few losses, we're a little bit disappointed after the weekend, we put a good first half performance in and really let it slip away in the second half," he said.


"Besides losing the game, all the boys are doing ok - focussing on each week as it comes and putting a good performance in."


Mitch was also asked his thoughts about the new zero-tolerance rule for striking.


"Personally it's a contact game and sometimes feelings and tempers are going to flare - but whatever the refs decide to do I hope they're going to be consistent and do the same thing each week."


This Sunday is our special Juniors Week celebrations - where we dedicate our clash with the Rabbitohs to all those involved in making our Junior League possible.


"The Rabbitohs are having a really good season, we've just got to goo out there and be prepared for a big one," he said.


"It's our junior league round, we're dedicating the game to our junior district at Parramatta, so hopefully we can turn on a good one for the kids."


Click here to find out about how you can be involved in our Juniors Week celebrations.