Jake Connor signs new deal with Hull FC

Drew Darbyshire

England star Jake Connor has signed a new three-year deal with Hull FC.

The deal will see him remain at the KCOM Stadium until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Connor, who made his England debut last weekend in Denver, becomes the latest player to commit their future to Hull FC, following the likes of Albert Kelly, Carlos Tuimavave, Fetuli Talanoa, Masi Matongo, Jordan Lane and Brad Fash in signing a contract extension.

The 23-year-old is ecstatic to extend his stay at the club.

He said: “It’s a massive relief to know that I’ve secured my future here at Hull FC for the next three years because I love it here.

“There is a great culture going on behind the scenes here that maybe the fans don’t get to see. It’s like a big family.

“I’m very fortunate to have played for Hull at such a young age because I have learned so much and that was helped by how quickly I settled into the squad.”

FC head coach Lee Radford is delighted to have secured the services of Connor for the next three years.

He said: “The talent was clear to see when he was at Huddersfield and it was fantastic that we could get him here in the first place.

“He simply caught our eye with a few of the things he did and he still does things that leave us speechless.

“He can catch the ball off his chest, throw passes with just one hand, give balls out the back door. He is a very talented player.

“It’s a fantastic bit of business from the club because he’s a fantastic player. After a brilliant first year for us, he’s gone on to become even better and hopefully he can continue to perform consistently and shine in the big games.”