Abdull: Earning promotion would boost my profile

Jordan Abdull might be dropping down a league by joining Hull KR on loan from Hull FC, but he is more than keen to help them earn promotion back to Super League and show his quality as an individual.

The Robins were relegated to the Championship after losing to Salford in the Million Pound Game.

“As much as it’s about myself this year it’s also about Hull KR which is the club I’m going to be at for the next 12 months,” Abdull told Love Rugby League.

“If I can get Hull KR back into Super League that’s going to look very good on my CV.”

Although the cross-city move probably raised a few eyebrows, Abdull explained that he felt like it was a great opportunity to play as many games as possible this season.

“When I first heard about it I felt like it was a bit of a strange move because of the rivalry between the two teams,” he said.

“After speaking to Tim Sheens and Lee Radford respectively I think it was a good opportunity for me to get game time.

“With them recruiting Albert Kelly as well I just felt like my chances were going to be limited.”

Not only does the move present Abdull with a big challenge but he also gets to work with a vastly-experienced coach in Tim Sheens.

The Australian was named as the new Rovers head coach following a spell at Salford as director of rugby.

“I feel like I’ve learnt a lot just in the couple of months that I’ve been training,” he said.

“He knows about absolutely every aspect of the game.”

Another person who Abdull believes will have a positive effect on his development is Hull KR’s head of rugby Jamie Peacock.

Peacock offered his resignation after Rovers defeat in the Million Pound Game but it was rejected.

Jamie Peacock throughout his career has strived for a winning mentality and last year he can class his experience at Hull KR as a loss so I know that he is willing to bounce back from that,” Abdull said.

“If we know we have got somebody in management who has got a winning mentality it breeds down into the players and into the club’s culture.”

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