Hull FC boss Lee Radford is backing new signing Jordan Johnstone to excel at the club.

The Black and Whites have agreed a three-year deal with the highly-rated Widnes hooker from the start of next season.

Radford said: “We’ve watched Jordan over the last couple of seasons and first approached him 12 months ago, but we couldn’t get him over the line at that stage.

“It arose again recently and I’m glad to have him over the line.

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“He’s a tough competitor and I think he’ll work well in our environment.

“He has some utility value too which will help add to the squad.

“I’m impressed with his attitude and his drive to take his game to the next level.

“In our surroundings he’ll thrive with that positive attitude.

“When we first spoke over a year ago, the big selling point for him to join the club was to work under Danny Houghton and learn as much from him as he possibly can from him.”