When Yeaman retires, we’ll say he’s a legend, says Radford

Hull FC coach Lee Radford says that in-form centre Kirk Yeaman is the kind of player who, when he brings the curtain down on his career, will be regarded as a legend of the club.

Yeaman is gearing up to make his 350th appearance for the Black and Whites this weekend, as FC host Huddersfield in a bid to keep up their impressive form.

Yeaman has played a key role in that since forcing his way into the team, and Radford insists that he holds Yeaman in such high regard, he believes he is on the way to becoming a Hull legend.

“If you look at Kirk’s stats from throughout his career, it’s the sort of thing players dream of as kids,” he told the club’s official website.

“He’s the highest Black and Whites try-scorer in derbies and he is now less than 50 appearances away from matching Johnny Whiteley’s record.

“When you ask Kirk, he says there’s still two or three years left in the tank. When he retires, we will talk about him as a legend.”