Hull FC confirm Liam Harris signing

Hull FC have confirmed the signing of Liam Harris from Doncaster, as first reported by UTC on Tuesday.

Injuries to Marc Sneyd, Albert Kelly, Jordan Abdull and Carlos Tuimavave have left the Black and Whites a bit sparse in the half back positions, with the 21-year-old signing on a two and a half year deal.

Harris is formerly of Hull KR and rejected a new contract at the club where he will make his Hull FC debut against at the Magic Weekend.

The Black and Whites are his childhood club, and he joins FC after stints in League One with York and latterly Doncaster.

Speaking to the clubs official website Harris said: “Hull have a few injuries in my position and that gives me a good opportunity to come in and show what I can do. I’m ready to have my shot at Super League.

“All the young lads wait for opportunities like this. Nobody likes to see players get injured but the one positive it brings is the chance for players to come through and have a crack. If you get the chance, you have to take it with both hands.

“There’s a chance I could be involved this Sunday against my old side. I played against them in January but this will be very different. It’s a bit of a baptism of fire but it’s a chance I’m really excited for.”

A direct half back that is good taking the line on and organising his side, Harris will offer some much needed shape to the Hull FC side.

He brings qualities with him that ultimately excite head coach Lee Radford.

“Liam can do a really good job for us over the coming weeks. He’s a confident and skilful player who does a lot of talking on the field,” Radford added.

“He has trained with us before and knows the players. Having him being able to jump straight in is really helpful.

“I’ve watched their games most weeks so I’m aware of his form. I think he’ll do well this weekend.

“He’s a controlling half and he can get a team around the field. His attributes will work well in our side.”

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