Jake Connor set for swap as Jack Walker drops big hint on Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos future

This time last week, Jack Walker was very much a Leeds Rhinos player.

Having come through the ranks at Headingley, the fullback was determined to overcome injury and form issues to fight for a place in Rohan Smith’s first-team squad.

With the likes of Richie Myler and Zak Hardaker in front of him, however, he knew it would be a difficult task.

So, when Hull FC came calling for an emergency loan deal until the end of the season, it was a good deal for all parties – even if Walker was a ‘bit gutted’ about the news that he would be leaving Leeds.

“When I was first told about the move, I was a bit gutted,” Walker told the Yorkshire Post.

“But I guess it’s kind of worked out for the better. I’m going to get some game time which I wasn’t promised at Leeds.

“It was a really good week. All the boys were really welcoming and I’m getting on well with the staff. To top it off with a win was even better.”

With that being said, a deal until the end of the season means that Walker’s future will be up in the air once more at the end of 2022, but the fullback is determined to live in the present.

“I’ve left that to deal with itself at the end of the season,” Walker continued.

“I’m from Leeds, have grown up in Leeds and support Leeds so I’d be happy to go back if they want me back.

“But then again if Hull want me, I’d love to do that as well. Wherever I am, I just want to make sure I’m playing.”

The fullback spot at the Black and Whites isn’t guaranteed either, with maverick Jake Connor expected back in August, but Hull boss Brett Hodgson wants both players in his starting line-up – even if that means swapping Connor’s position.

“I don’t think any coach can say you’re definitely going to be playing every week because it’s down to your performances,” said Walker.

“He did say if I’m playing well, I’ll keep playing and Jake will go into the halves.”

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John Rushbrooke
John Rushbrooke
30 days ago

I’d like to award the headline with the “Most misleading headline of the week” award.
I can only imagine the number of FC fans who jumped on this with fear and trepidation.
As a red and white, frankly I’m disappointed.