Abdull’s spell at Featherstone could be extended

Jordan Abdull has started Featherstone's last three games.
Jordan Abdull has started Featherstone's last three games.

Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp hopes to retain Hull FC half-back Jordan Abdull on a weekly basis after his initial one-month loan spell runs out.

The 20-year-old is at Featherstone until the end of this month and is set to play in Sunday’s game at Dewsbury and the Summer Bash fixture against Halifax the following week.

Abdull has started Featherstone’s last three games, with Kyle Briggs on the bench in the last two matches following his lay-off with ankle ligament trouble.

“Jordan has got the Dewsbury and Halifax games and then I think it could go to a weekly, rolling arrangement,” said Sharp.

“I think that’s a possibilty with the way Hull are playing. The way their halves are playing I don’t think there’s any rush to take him back just yet.

“I think Hull are quite happy for him to be playing regularly.

“He’s been really good for us and his attitude has been brilliant as well. He says he loves it here.

“He’s getting some game time and it helps me bring Kyle Briggs back steadily as opposed to just plunging him in and damaging him.”