Hull forward Mike Burnett has been handed a second chance by the club, just months after he thought his time at the KC Stadium was over.
Burnett, 23, was out of contract at the end of the season and was deemed surplus to requirements by then head coach Richard Agar, but new chief Peter Gentle has brought him back in to the fold.
Gentle, appointed in September, wants to convert Burnett, who has made more than 50 appearances in Super League, from a second row to a prop, to provide cover in his squad.
He said: “Mike ticked all the boxes for us. We’ve talked about moving him into the front row and he’s happy with that.
He is currently sidelined with a hip injury, but is likely to resume training by the end of this week.
Burnett may well get a chance in the back-row anyway, following the news earlier in the week that the Airlie Birds have suspended new signing Martin Aspinwall.