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Hodgson: We are not title contenders…yet

Hull FC Head Coach Brett Hodgson heaped praise on ‘star signing’ Josh Reynolds after their opening round victory over the Huddersfield Giants.

Reynolds, 31, signed a three year contract with the Airlie Birds in the off season, replacing Albert Kelly, who returned down under.

On debut, he poached a try and produced a man of the match performance leaving Hodgson excited by his contribution to the team.

“Josh (Reynolds) is a competitor,” Hodgson said.

“I said from day one I thought he would really compliment what Marc Sneyd does, along with Jake Connor and Danny Houghton.

“Josh will fight for everything. You see his kick pressure and chasing and he will lead the way and I thought he was excellent.

“He has good game vision. He knows when to run and create opportunities and today showed what we wanted him to do.”

Hodgson off to a winning start with Hull, who have been met with a mixed reaction over whether they will be genuine Super League title contenders in 2021.

However, that is something Hodgson has openly admitted he has not even considered.

“The Super League title is genuinely something we have not spoken about,” He added.

“I know a lot of people say that, but the club has been an inconsistent organisation on the field last year, and for us to even think about that we have to get a streak of games together.

“Our challenge today was round one and we got a tick on that one.

“We have to make sure we are doing this week in week out and then give ourselves a chance at the back end of the year, but for now, we are not thinking about the title yet.”

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