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Jayden Okunbor sends message to Hull FC after Man of the Match display for Bradford Bulls

Hull FC signing Jayden Okunbor

New Hull FC signing Jayden Okunbor has spoken out after a standout performance on loan at Bradford Bulls.

Okunbor was a big-name signing, joining the Black and Whites from NRL side Canterbury Bulldogs, but has struggled to make any sort of impact at the MKM Stadium this season since joining alongside Franklin Pele.

He took part in all of the first seven games this season for Hull FC, but was part of a team that only managed to beat London Broncos and was ruthlessly loaned out on a short-term deal after not featuring in any games under interim manager Simon Grix.

After joining the Bradford Bulls, he faced Sheffield Eagles, who had only lost to Wakefield Trinity and Wigan Warriors all season, in a major test.

Remarkably, the Bulls ran out 28-10 victors, with Okunbor scoring a try and lighting up the Odsal field all game.

He was named Man of the Match and would have been pleased to be back in his natural position, given freedom unlike when playing for Tony Smith’s Hull FC.

In an interview with The Game Caller, he spoke about his fortunes: “Yeah, obviously I’ve struggled myself there this year, there’s no one else’s fault but mine, but to come here and just have fun, that’s what I’ve been missing.”

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Speaking about his transition to Bradford, he said: “Obviously, winning is good but, yeah, if I can just find my feet here and hopefully see what happens in the future.

“Whatever it is now, I’m just happy to be here and just happy to play good footy,” he said.

“Honestly, I’m just here to win. I’m here to win and just be happy. Today was a great start.

“I’ve only been here a week so I don’t really know the standings and stuff, but after today I know Sheffield are a great team and I feel like we’ve done a really good job on them.

“So if we can just carry that on into next week and the future, I think it’ll be great.”

It seems that he’s not currently in the plans at Hull FC, but he says he’s ready for whatever comes to him in the coming weeks.

He continued: “I want to be playing Super League, but just see what happens.

“I’m not sure what’s gonna happen with Hull next week, but obviously that’s what I want to be doing.

“If that doesn’t happen, I’m more than happy to be here, but if it does happen, hopefully I can just go there and do a job for them as well.”

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