Hull FC prop Scott Taylor has admitted he owes cross-city rivals Hull KR plenty for the development of his career – but says he’s fully committed to driving the Black and Whites on to success in 2016.
Taylor is back in his hometown after spells with Salford and Wigan, after starting his career across Hull with the Robins.
But the 24-year-old says he’s loving being back home, and says he sees a bright future for FC.
“It is great to be back home, it is something I wanted to do,” he said.
“I am loving every minute of it. The club has been unbelievable for me in such a short period of time and I am really enjoying it.
“I owe a lot to Hull KR and I always say that. I wouldn’t be where I am but for Hull KR and Justin Morgan giving me that chance.
“It seems a long time ago now, but it’s not about looking back, it’s about looking forward and I just want to give 110 per cent every time I take that pitch with Hull FC. Hopefully we can have some success.”
Taylor insists that the top four is the minimum the Black and Whites should be aiming for after another disappointing season in 2015, and says he sees plenty of reasons why 2016 could be their year.
“Personally, I think now is the time. This is the first year that Radders has had his own team, and arguably I might have been at Hull last season had there been room under the cap.
“But this is his team now. Everyone he has signed looks top drawer and professional. It is about building that culture. It will take time but the squad we have got this year can go out there and do some damage. We really need to set our eyes on top four and go from there.
“If we do the same as last year it won’t be acceptable. Going into that split you need to give yourself a chance.
“Personally, I’d be aiming for top four then that gives you a great chance of making the play-offs. The squad we have got and the talent we have got around the place at the minute then we shouldn’t be aiming for anything else but the top four.”