Hull FC swoop in for Doncaster star Liam Harris

Drew Darbyshire

Hull FC have signed half-back Liam Harris from Doncaster on a deal until the end of the 2020 season for an undisclosed fee.

The Black and Whites have paid a fee to the League 1 side to secure the services of Harris, who has gone straight into the squad to face his former club Hull KR on Sunday.

The 21-year-old came through the City of Hull Academy, before signing professional terms with Rovers. He then joined the Dons in the off-season.

Harris, a boyhood Hull FC fan, is delighted to have secured a move to Super League.

He said: “Hull have a few injuries in my position and that gives me a good opportunity to come in and show what I can do.

“I’m ready to have my shot at Super League. All the young lads wait for opportunities like this. Nobody likes to see players get injured but the one positive it brings is the chance for players to come through and have a crack. If you get the chance, you have to take it with both hands.”

“There’s a chance I could be involved this Sunday against my old side. I played against them in January but this will be very different. It’s a bit of a baptism of fire but it’s a chance I’m really excited for.”

FC head coach Lee Radford believes Harris will add a lot to the team.

He said: “Liam can do a really good job for us over the coming weeks.

“He’s a confident and skilful player who does a lot of talking on the field. He has trained with us before and knows the players. Having him being able to jump straight in is really helpful.

“I’ve watched their games most weeks so I’m aware of his form. I think he’ll do well this weekend.

“He’s a controlling half and he can get a team around the field. His attributes will work well in our side.”