Pearson hints at heavy overseas recruitment for Hull

Comments in League Express from Adam Pearson suggest that Hull FC are set to alter their recruitment policy next year, with the possibility of marquee signings as well bringing in a number of players from Australia.

Pearson and head coach Lee Radford are generally against the marquee signing policy and have opted over the last couple of seasons to sign a larger number of players to provide depth in their squad for injuries and to run a reserve team.

However, with 15 players coming off contract at the end of the 2019 season, Pearson admitted their squad was set to shrink significantly, with fewer, more expensive and higher quality signings to potentially come through the door.

“There’s no way we’ll run a squad of this size again next year,” he said.

“We’ll be bringing five or six in from Australia at the end of this year and i’d be surprised if that policy (Hull’s current stance on marquee signings) isn’t tested.”

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