Though the 2023 Super League season has yet to begin, preparations for beyond that will have already begun especially as most sides have already done all their business for the 2023 barring the likes of Catalans Dragons, Leigh Leopards and potentially Salford Red Devils.
As in the NRL, considerations will be made to how squads for the 2024 season will look especially after they set the precedent down under of making signings well in advance because of the 1st November rule.
All sides have players off contract at the end of 2023 all of whom could feasible move away in 2024 though in general their current clubs have first dibs.
That doesn’t stop teams from trying to sign them however as we always see plenty of movement confirmed well in advance of a new season.
But which off contract player should Hull FC be targeting?
Hull have a lot of top forwards coming to the end of their deals such as Brad Fash and Jack Brown.
Thus, it may be wise to recruit in this area in case any of their current crop want to head to pastures new.
This is why they should pursue the brilliant Matty English of Huddersfield Giants. A hard worker and explosive, English would fit Tony Smith’s team to a tie.