Hull FC have been extremely active in the transfer market in recent weeks with the signings of Jake Trueman, Jack Walker, Ellis Longstaff and Josh Simm.
Now the East Yorkshire club has given one of their brightest young stars the chance to get game time by allowing him to leave the club on a loan deal.
Whitehaven have announced the return of Marcus Walker from Hull FC for the rest of the season.
The centre has made six appearances on loan from the Super League side making his debut in the Easter West Cumbrian derby victory over Workington and made his last appearance in the Round 15 home defeat to Halifax but will remain now at the LEL Arena for the remainder of the campaign.
Head coach Jonty Gorley spoke saying “With the injuries to a number of outside backs the last couple games, I thought it necessary to bring in a centre to bolster the squad. Marcus was my first option. I messaged Brett and he’s allowed us to take him, potentially DR for the rest of the season, so I’d like to go on record and thank Brett and James Clark at Hull FC for all they’ve done for us this season and allowing this to happen.
“Marcus really enjoyed his first spell with us and had been itching to come back for weeks. He was a popular member of the squad when he’s with us and was starting to find his feet. He’s a strong lad who carries well with pace and evasion. Marcus is a positive addition to the squad.”
The club’s partnership with Hull is one that Whitehaven are extremely happy with and Director Ashley Kilpatrick was happy to be able to use this partnership again saying: “We’re thrilled to have Marcus stay with us for the rest of the season, Marcus really impressed us all with his attitude when he was here previously he really bought into the club and what we are trying to do. Marcus brought great enthusiasm to the team, he’s a good young centre he tightens that edge up and carries well.
“We have to thank James Clark and Brett Hodgson at Hull FC for allowing Marcus to see the season out with us, it will help aid Marcus’s development playing championship rugby each week, a big thanks to Hull FC for making this deal happen.”