Michaels aware he will need to adapt quickly to life at Hull FC

Hull FC threequarter Steve Michaels is working hard in preseason to adjust to new challenges, after joining the squad three weeks into their preseason programme.

Michaels knows that playing in the different weather conditions that Super League throws up will be a change from playing in Australia.

“The surroundings are completely different to where I am from, for example factors such as a slippery ball and slippery ground are things I will have to get used to,” he told Hull FC‘s official website.

“It is up to me to adapt to that and make the most of it, I came here for a new challenge and a new competition to test myself and that is exactly what I have got.

“At the moment it hurts me to be training on bikes by myself, the sooner I get training out on the field a bit more with the rest of squad the better so I’m definitely raring to go.

“I know I have to earn my spot in the team because there are boys in the centre and on the wing that currently hold down a place, so it’s up to me to wait for an opportunity and make the most of it.

Kirk Yeaman has been here for a while and his experience shows on the training field and then you have exciting players like Jack [Logan] coming through and he looks like a good young player.

“There is healthy competition for spots but it is always good to have depth because it brings the best out in each player.”

Michaels is also keen to add some medals to his trophy cabinet by helping Hull to win things during his spell at the club.

“My first steps are to get into the mix of full training firstly, I should be well into that by next week.,” he said.

“From there the friendly matches start and I’m just really excited to have a great year with the club with plenty of wins to make the top eight and go from there.

“I missed out on a few premierships back home and that is certainly something I am desperate to achieve before I finish my career.”

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