Hull FC head coach Lee Radford admits the club’s stuttering form at the beginning of 2014 has made it tougher to decide which members of his squad will be part of his plans moving forward into next year and beyond.
The Black and Whites have endured a tricky start to the season and currently sit 7th, level on points with Catalan, who are outside the play-off places. With the anti-tampering deadline of May 1 now well and truly passed, Radford is deep in conversation with players and club officials regarding who will stay and who will go next year – as well as making plans for new recruits.
However, he admits that the inconsistency of his side is making it difficult to determine who will be tied down at the club for 2015, with the likes of Jay Pitts, Aaron Heremaia and Richard Horne just three of the players off contract at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign.
“We are at the stage of the year where every day I’m on the phone to the man above me talking about recruitment,” Radford told the Hull Daily Mail.
“It’s really difficult because you have a bloke who plays really well one week and poor the next. How do you decide to put a line through that bloke or give them another opportunity when they are doing that?”