Abdull backs compulsory reserve grade

Hull FC pivot Jordan Abdull believes that Super League needs to have a compulsory reserve grade competition in order to raise standards.

The 20-year-old has spent time in his club’s Under-23 side this season, and he feels that the sooner all clubs take up the option of running second strings the better.

“I’d definitely make Under-23s/reserve grade compulsory for all Super League teams and Championship teams, depending on finance, for next season,” Abdull told FC’s official website.

“It’s helped me get my confidence back, and it’s also benefited other young guys in the team like Jack Downs, who has gone on to play first team, too.

“The standard is really good as well. It’s played at a quick speed and you have guys from Warrington who have played first team quite regularly such as Tom Lineham playing in it.

“So it’s definitely a decent standard and something that can help young players.”

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