Hull FC have brought Krik Yeaman out of retirement to ease their injury woes.
The club legend, who made 374 appearances for the club during a 15-year spell, has been recalled to action ahead of the club’s Magic Weekend clash with Hull KR.
Lee Radford faces an almighty injury crisis, with the majority of his backline out injured.
Fetuli Talanoa and Carlos Tuimavave are out for the next ten weeks, while Bureta Faraimo is suspended.
Injuries to Marc Sneyd and Albery Kelly have seen Jake Connor move into the halves, leaving Radford short of options.
But he can now call upon Yeaman, who is part of the club’s coaching staff.
Yeaman said: “Straight after the Featherstone game, Radders gave me the nod and told me that I might be needed in the coming weeks with the injuries we picked up. I’ve had my head down training hard since I found out I could be needed and I’m ready to go.
“I’ll find out tomorrow for certain if I’m going to be playing this weekend, but there’s no better game to make your comeback in than the derby game. For me personally, the match means a lot to me and I love being involved with them.”
The club has also announced the signing of Doncaster halfback Liam Harris.