Matty Dawson-Jones made his Hull FC club debut on Sunday and he has already impressed coach Lee Radford.
The 28-year-old arrived from Leigh Centurions in the off-season on a two-year deal and made his bow for the Black and Whites during the 30-24 defeat at Wakefield Trinity.
Dawson-Jones carried the ball well out of the backfield and also made a key contribution when he tapped back Albert Kelly’s cross-field kick, with Scott Taylor eventually going over following passes by Jake Connor and Danny Houghton.
The outside back showed his ability in the air during that moment and FC boss Radford is pleased by what he’s seen of the former St Helens back since he joined Hull.
“I thought he was very impressive. He has been great all pre-season,” Radford told Hull Live. “I really like the way he goes about his business. He will be good for us will Matty.”
Dawson-Jones was expected to make an impact for Hull at Wakefield but a player whose performance was more surprising came in the form of the effort by Jack Brown.
The young front rower grew in stature as he played in his second match of the pre-season, with the 18-year-old producing one solo tackle in the first half which forced an error.
“Jack Brown put in an impressive performance,” Radford added. “I looked at him on Sunday against good front-row opposition and he surprised me.
“He uses his size well and the forced error he came up with in the first half was an indicator. He’s only short so he gets underneath a lot of blokes in defence. He was very good.”
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