‘Settled’ Adam Swift happy to extend his Hull contract

Hull FC’s in-form winger Adam Swift has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

New deal: Hull FC winger Adam Swift was happy to extend his Airlie Birds contract. Picture Bruce Rollinson

He has scored nine tries so far this season - third in Super League’s list - and will now stay at KCOM Stadium until at least the end of 2023.

Swift, 28, joined Hull from St Helens ahead of last season but had a frustrating campaign for myriad reasons.

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However, he has become a regular under new head coach Brett Hodgson and said: “I’m loving my time here at the club.

“I’m playing some of my best rugby in 2021, so the decision to extend my contract was an absolute no-brainer for me.

“Yes, 2020 was a tough first season for me with my various injuries, but this year has been like a fresh start and I’ve found a new lease of life out on the field.

“I feel my performances have reflected that.

“We’ve a great bunch of lads and a new coach who is implementing some really great ideas. We’ve started laying the foundations for something special – it’s a team I undoubtedly want to continue to be a part of.

He added: “I’ve got my own little family here in Hull now, and they’re really happy and settled here, and that made the decision a lot easier for me.”

Hodgson said: “I’m really happy with Adam’s form this season.

“He has applied himself extremely well and is getting the rewards through his performances.

“He had the ability to play a number of positions which we saw against Wigan in the Challenge Cup, which benefits both himself and us as a team. I’m looking forward to seeing Swifty continue his form and get the success he deserves.”

Yesterday’s home game against Leigh Centurions was postponed after Hull saw a third player test positive for Covid.

It left them without 19 first team or senior academy players due to Covid protocols/injuries and Thursday’s derby at Hull KR is in doubt.