Hull FC have re-signed former forward Jordan Thompson on a two year deal.
Having spent four seasons with the Airlie Birds from 2014 to 2017, the Castleford junior spent the majority of this season at Leigh, before a short stint with Leeds in the Super 8s.
That promoted interest from the Headingley based club, and apparently others, with Hull securing his signature for a second spell at the club.
“It’s good to be back, it really is like coming home for me and I’m determined to go one step further than I did when I was last here,” Thompson told the clubs official website.
“I have some unfinished business here so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in during pre-season.
“I feel in 2017 I maybe became a bit complacent, so moving away from the club I’ve loved for the past four years to play at Leigh and Leeds really opened my eyes.
“I’ve been playing some good rugby during my time away from the club. I think I’m a better player now than when I left this time last year.”
Thompson adds some competition to a front row that has stagnated since he was last at the club, and with Josh Bowden and Chris Green unlikely to make the start of the 2019 season due to injury, his presence gives experience at least to the side.
Many fans will question the return of a player who left as he couldn’t get into the side on a consistent basis, but Thompson believes he’s ready for a second crack at a club he feels at home with.
“This club is massive and its going places,” he added. “It was a complete no brainer despite the other options I had – the team, the fans, the full setup – it is everything you want as a player and I can really appreciate that now coming back here.”