Jordan Abdull wants reserve grade to be mandatory

Hull FC half-back Jordan Abdull believes that the re-introduction of reserve grade this year should be expanded so it is compulsory across the board.

Abdull wants to see both Super League and Championship sides adopt the system – something Hull did at the start of this year – after admitting it has helped him hugely of late.

Abdull was playing for Hull’s reserve side before being thrown back into the mix for last Thursday’s Hull derby, when he impressed alongside scrum-half Marc Sneyd.

And he told the club’s official website that he wants to see all sides incorporate reserve structures into their clubs.

“I’d definitely make Under-23s/reserve grade compulsory for all Super League teams and Championship teams, depending on finance, for next season,” said Abdull.

“It’s helped me get my confidence back, and it’s also benefited other young guys in the team like Jack Downs, who has gone on to play first team, too.

“The standard is really good as well. It’s played at a quick speed and you have guys from Warrington who have played first team quite regularly such as Tom Lineham playing in it. So it’s definitely a decent standard and something that can help young players.”