Gold Coast Titans coach Neil Henry says he fully expects Daly Cherry-Evans to honour his deal with the club.
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Cherry-Evans last month signed a four-year multi-million dollar deal with the Titans starting next season, however reports emerged yesterday that the playmaker is now considering staying at the Manly Sea Eagles.
Under NRL rules, Cherry-Evans has up until round 13 to change his mind and stay at the Sea Eagles.
Henry was reluctant to discuss media speculation over a possible backflip from the playmaker, but said he expected the playmaker to play for the Titans in 2016.
“I would expect that when players agree to clubs and they go through a process and make a very considered decision that they stick to their decision,” Henry is quoted as saying by The Courier-Mail.
“That is what I expect in this situation.
“I’ve got no comment on speculation. I think Graham Annesley put out a statement on it and that was pretty clear.
“I’m not going to talk about it. It’s speculation that’s it.”
Cherry-Evans’ deal with the Titans is believed to be worth $5 million and a backflip would be a PR disaster for the Titans who are already reeling from the cocaine saga.
The playmaker has come in for criticism from Sea Eagles fans after failing to find his top form in 2015, leaving some to suggest his mind was already on his move to the Gold Coast.
Manly current sit bottom of the NRL ladder after six rounds.