St Helens winger Adam Swift to move to Hull FC

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Hull have signed St Helens winger Adam Swift on a two-year deal from next season.

Swift, 26, has scored 99 tries in 141 career appearances and won Super League with Saints in 2014, alongside fellow new Hull recruit Josh Jones.

He said: “I’m buzzing – I am over the moon! I can’t wait to get started and rip into the 2020 season with the boys.”

“Coming from a rugby town into another one, I’m excited to see what the fans give.

“Meeting Lee [Radford], he’s a really good coach and humble bloke. The vision he has for the team in the next couple of years is really exciting.

“When I come over to Hull next season I can get the chance to play regularly and that’s an opportunity I will take with both hands because I want to get over the whitewash and score some tries.”

Swift has struggled for first team opportunities in recent seasons following the emergence of Regan Grace and the form of Golden Boot winner Tommy Makinson.

Hull coach Lee Radford said: “Adam is a really good addition to the squad because it’s so hard to come by available English players of his calibre.

“He’s got a great try-scoring ratio, but it’s his work from back field which has really impressed me.

“He has notoriously caused us problems in the past, so it will be great to have him doing that sort of stuff on our side.

“Adam has tasted success with his home town club before and hopefully he will taste some more in a Black & White jersey.

“I have been impressed with how Adam has come across during negotiations and I’m confident that he will become a valuable member of the squad.”