Hull FC centre Jack Logan is certain he can adapt his game ahead of the new season, but is well aware he faces stern competition to earn his place in the first team in 2018.
Logan reported back to the club’s Elite Performance Centre on Monday morning for the first day of pre-season training.
The former England Academy centre spent the majority of last season recovering from an unfortunate ACL injury sustained in 2016 and made his return to action for the Reserves and also featured for Doncaster on dual registration.
The Black and Whites have drafted in USA international winger Bureta Faraimo for 2018 and with plenty of other outside backs in the ranks, Logan says he knows he needs to adjust with the strong competition for a place in the team next year.
‘I’ve spoken to Radders about my position in the centres and I’m willing to work with him in maybe moving out onto the wing as well as playing centre,”.
“I don’t want to tie myself down to one position; I’d rather have a couple under my belt that I can play and I’m in good stead to play.
“There is plenty of good competition with Bureta coming in and the USA side he’s been in he’s done well for them when he can.
“I don’t want to tie myself down to one position; I’d rather have a couple under my belt that I can play and I’m in good stead to play.”
“I have got my work cut out for me, but I haven’t played in that long and at the minute I’m just happy to be back on the field, training hard and I’ll take my chance when I get it.”
Pre-season enables the players to improve their fitness ahead of the new season.
Whilst work will be done on fitness for Logan, the outside back will be using pre-season to work on other things and says the off-season gave him chance to relax ahead of a busy campaign.
“It’s been well-needed (the off-season break). I’ve been plagued with injuries the last 18 months so it was good to have a nice pre-season off,” he said.
“I managed to get away with my family and enjoy my time away, but I think it was definitely needed.
“I’m probably around the same point as I was last year. With the injuries that I’ve had in the last couple of years, I’m probably not as even around my body as I want to be so I’ll need to sort both legs out, get them equal weight, equal size and I’m out on the field again and I’ve got ball in hand and it’s better that way and I can start to enjoy my rugby.”