Jake Clifford reveals playing squad was key factor in being tempted to Hull FC

Yesterday, Hull FC completed their exciting recruitment for 2023 with the third member of their new look spine added to the squad.

The signing they brought in was halfback Jake Clifford from Newcastle Knights on a two-year deal.

He joins fellow former Knight Tex Hoy at the club alongside former Castleford Tigers man Jake Trueman in an exciting new look spine following the departures of Josh Reynolds, Luke Gale and Jake Connor over the last six months.

Hull’s squad is complete for 2023 with Leeds Rhinos duo Liam Sutcliffe and Brad Dwyer the other signings brought to the club.

It is these signings and the overall quality of the playing group which has Clifford excited.

Speaking to the Hull FC website, he said: “I’m really excited to have signed. When Hull approached me, they made me feel like I was really wanted and that was a massive appealing factor for me.

“I’ve got my mate, Tex Hoy, heading over to Hull for next season, as well, so I’m looking forward to linking up with him again.

“I’ve heard some good things from Tony [Smith] too and there are some great players at the club with a lot of special talent, and I want to be a part of it and I’m excited about what we can achieve.

“I hope I can bring some leadership to the group to help the team get around the park, but I also want to have enjoy my footy and win some games.”

The question is, will this exciting squad enable Hull FC to get back to where they were five years ago and challenge for trophies once again.

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