Super League: Hull FC owner Adam Pearson reveals recruitment plans
Last Updated: 09/09/13 4:48pm
Adam Pearson: Has outlined Hull FC plans for player recruitment in an open letter to the fans
Hull FC owner Adam Pearson issued an open letter to the club's fans on Monday outlining the player recruitment plans that he hopes will bring silverware to the KC Stadium in 2014 and confirmed the signing of Jordan Thompson from Castlefield.
The Black and Whites reached the Tetley's Challenge Cup final this season, losing to Wigan, and will face Catalan Dragons in the Super League play-offs on Friday but the supremo is already looking to next year.
Pearson has been pleased with the progress made by the side this campaign but despite having confirmed the signings of Mickey Paea from rivals Hull KR as well as Thompson, he insists Hull are looking to further strengthen.
"We are pursuing strongly the ethos of a club with talented young players being given a chance to represent their city," Pearson said in the letter.
"We feel very strongly that this is the way forward in order to once and for all establish Hull FC as a Super League power.
"Of course our local talent must be supplemented by top quality imports from overseas and the Super League, however Hull born and bred will be our ethos and cornerstone for the years to come.
"We have already signed Jacob Miller for the 2014 season and added Mickey Paea, a stand out Super League player for next season.
"Our plan is to bring three more players in, an outside back, front rower and probably a back rower as well"
"We are also pleased to announce Jordan Thompson from Castleford who, although only 22, has played close to 100 Super League games and was much coveted by other top Super League clubs."
Pearson explained that there will be no rush add any more players to the squad and that Hull will use the World Cup to scout out any players they believe may be worth pursuing.
"Our plan is to bring three more players in, an outside back, front rower and probably a back rower as well," he added.
"We will keep our powder dry on the forwards until the World Cup as we feel to have no quota or cap space available when so much new talent will be on show would be a mistake."