Hull FC land Doncaster youngster Harris

Hull FC have landed Doncaster halfback Liam Harris with immediate effect.

The 21-year-old has signed for the club on a two-and-a-half year deal and has been named in the club’s squad for their Magic Weekend clash with Hull KR on Sunday.

A product of the City of Hull Academy, Harris spent last year at York City Knights, scoring an impressive 14 tries.

This year has seen Harris play under Richard Horne at Doncaster, who remains on the coaching staff with the Black and Whites.

Hull have paid a fee for the youngster as part of the deal.

“Hull have a few injuries in my position and that gives me a good opportunity to come in and show what I can do,” he said. “I’m ready to have my shot at Super League.

“All the young lads wait for opportunities like this. Nobody likes to see players get injured but the one positive it brings is the chance for players to come through and have a crack. If you get the chance, you have to take it with both hands.

“There’s a chance I could be involved this Sunday against my old side. I played against them in January but this will be very different. It’s a bit of a baptism of fire but it’s a chance I’m really excited for.”

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford said: “Liam can do a really good job for us over the coming weeks. He’s a confident and skilful player who does a lot of talking on the field.

“He has trained with us before and knows the players. Having him being able to jump straight in is really helpful.

“I’ve watched their games most weeks so I’m aware of his form. I think he’ll do well this weekend.

“He’s a controlling half and he can get a team around the field. His attributes will work well in our side.”