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Former Hull centre Johnson joins Eagles


Former Hull FC youngster Ryan Johnson has signed for Sheffield Eagles on a one-year deal.

Bolstering the club’s outside backs, the centre, who has previously played for the City of Hull Academy, is eager to make his mark on the team despite competing against experienced operators.

Eagles Head Coach Mark Aston is looking forward to seeing how Johnson develops in the Red and Gold, with a number of wise heads showing him the ropes.

He is a big lad, has a good attitude, wants to be the best he can be,” Aston added.

“He’s committed to come to us and develop.

“Having the likes of Rob Worrincy and Keith Senior around the place will be great for him and it reminds me of the time when Ryan Millar came into the squad for the first time, and how he progressed.

“He isn’t the finished article but the main ingredient is that he wants to work hard, which is something that we as a club love.”

Johnson added: “I am very happy to be joining the Eagles,”

“To be honest I didn’t think I’d get anywhere after leaving Hull FC.

“I was searching around for quite a bit and I am happy that Sheffield have taken the risk on a young kid.

“It’s a perfect fit for me. There are a lot of Hull lads here and with the club giving chances to young lads, I’ll be looking to prove my worth.”

By Dan Fowler, photo by Alex Coleman