Manu and Washbrook complete recruitment

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HULL FC head coach Lee Radford hopes to see some positive performances now the business of sorting his 2016 squad is finished.

They head to St Helens tonight knowing their hopes of qualifying for the Super League semi-finals are already all but gone.

However, the Airlie Birds yesterday confirmed the capture of Kiwi star Sika Manu as well as the return of Danny Washbrook from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for next season.

Along with Mahe Fonua, Frank Pritchard, Scott Taylor and Carlos Tuimavave, it completes their buying and those who are leaving now know where they stand, too.

Radford admitted: “To get our recruitment finished and all out there is great. There was obviously a lot of things going on in the background that needed sorting.

“It has been a prolonged process but one that we are happy with. Now everybody knows what’s what and everything that they are doing.

“We can now focus on putting in some strong performances and picking up some wins between now and the end of the season.

“The players that I select, whether they are staying or not, have got a job to do.

“If they have anything about them they will obviously want to finish on their terms.”

After defeats to Wigan and Castleford, Hull are hoping to avoid a third successive loss.

Radford has targeted winger Adam Swift as one of Saints’ main dangers and said: “With Tommy Makinson missing they lose arguably their biggest threat out of the backfield. But he is closely followed by Adam Swift. He finds his front foot every time he returns the football. The job we do on him and making sure we turn them around is key.”

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