Shaun McRae being patient in transfer market

Hull FC’s director of rugby Shaun McRae insists the club are biding their time in securing players for next season.

The Airlie Birds have already captured the signatures of Wests TigersEngland international Gareth Ellis, and this week confirmed Castleford’s Joe Arundel will join the club from 2013.

However McRae says he is being patient in the transfer market.

He said: “We won’t be rushing into anything and we’ll bide our time to ensure we put together the right squad with the right players for us this season. 

“We have a number of irons in the fire and whilst we understand the need and hunger for information for fans and the media alike, we won’t discuss or announce anything until it’s done. That is just how we want to do our business.”

Hull FC could be saying goodbye to Danny Tickle after Widnes were reported to have made an offer for the former Wigan Warrior, despite having a year remaining on his contract.

However McRae is waiting for an answer on a new contract offer from Richard Whiting and Jordan Turner after losing Wille Manu for next season.

McRae said: “We have made contract offers to both Jordan and Richard, but they’re under no pressure to provide us with an answer. That is not how we work. 

“They know how highly they’re regarded and why we want them to be part of this club and now the ball is in their court and it is for them to make a decision.”

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