Hull coach Brett Hodgson sets sights on new recruits

New Hull coach Brett Hodgson played for the Exiles between 2011-13

New Hull coach Brett Hodgson has highlighted three areas of his side that he is looking to add to over the off-season.

Hodgson, who has signed a three-year deal with Hull, says a new half-back will be a priority following the departure of Albert Kelly, who has returned to Australia.

The Australian coach revealed he is also looking to bring in a prop and an outside back to add to the depth of his squad for 2021.

He said: “There are a couple of positions I’ve looked at that we’d like to fill.

“The squad in general is very capable, as you saw this year in getting to the Grand Final qualifier, but by getting a bit more talent around what we’ve got, I see no reason why we can’t keep progressing.”

Hodgson spent five years as a player in England with Huddersfield and Warrington before carrying out some consultancy work with Hull as well as spending time as an assistant coach at Widnes.

He then returned to Australia and has since worked on the coaching staff at NRL club Wests Tigers.

Hodgson added: “I really enjoyed my time in Super League.

“I was only meant to come for two years when I signed for Huddersfield and we ended up staying for nine years.

“I’m a proud British citizen as well and I love the way rugby is played in Super League. It’s more free-flowing and definitely a style I enjoy and would like to coach to.”

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