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Tony Smith says Hull FC man hasn’t done “enough for me to be interested” as his future remains unclear

Hull FC Head Coach Tony Smith

Hull FC let Connor Wynne head on loan to Newcastle Thunder earlier this season before he made the switch to Bradford Bulls.

The versatile outside back has impressed in Super League in the past but has had to go to the Championship to get up to speed and show his quality.

Yesterday, Tony Smith spoke about what Chris Thorman, a former Hull FC star and coach at Newcastle, had to say of Wynne.

“Chris told me a little bit but I’ve watched each of his games,” he said on BBC Radio Humberside.

“He asked to go to somewhere a little closer to home, I think the travel wasn’t easy for him and I’m not sure that he really settled up there and he wanted an opportunity somewhere else so we found another opportunity.

“I don’t think he set the world on fire by any means at Newcastle, certainly not enough for me to be interested.

“If a player drops down to Championship level then they need to rip it up, they need to be very very good which puts them in the shop window to come back for us and would make my job hard to not select them.

“If they don’t play well at Championship level then it’s an easier decision for me.”

Smith meanwhile went on to say that Wynne has work to do to get back into the mix at the club.

“He’s got a fair bit of work, in terms of his fitness he’s been plagued with injury which has affected his training which then affects his weight, his efficiency in terms of doing his job and affects what he’s capable of doing.

“He’s not in a position where he’d be able to play Super League and he needs to make a good fist of Championship before he can make those steps back to Super League.”

It was reported recently that Wynne was told he could explore his options with the club not exercising their one year extension.

Meanwhile, Wynne has been open about wanting to stay.

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