Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson sends warning to current players ahead of potential new signings

It’s fair to say that 2022 didn’t exactly go as planned for Hull FC.

Under Brett Hodgson, the Airlie Birds had finished in eighth in 2021 with Hull fans desperate for play-off rugby league in 2022.

However, play-off rugby league was a world away following a capitulation in the second-half of the season which ended with Hodgson departing the club.

Now, under Tony Smith, there is widespread hope that the Black and Whites can make it back to the big time and hopefully compete for trophies.

That being said, chairman Adam Pearson is keen to add to the squad which will mean one or two perhaps leaving given the tightness of the salary cap.

And, he has delivered a warning to players who don’t buy into the new era under former Hull KR boss Tony Smith.

“We can be more positive, we always spend with the cap but it needs rebooting and energising,” Pearson told BBC Radio Humberside.

“We can trade and there are a lot of players who haven’t played for a long time. We are hopeful of having all those back for next season.

“If people don’t engage though, watch out!

Pearson was asked about potential recruits and he responded with hopes of ‘one or two’ more signings to come through the doors at the MKM Stadium.

“I do think we have got some exciting young players and the form of (Liam) Sutcliffe and (Brad) Dwyer at Leeds has been promising as people can see what they are getting.

“Tex Hoy is really exciting and Jake Trueman is one of the brightest halves.

“We have signed four exciting players but there are hopefully one or two more to come.”

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