Daniel Murray signs permanent deal for 2020 campaign!

25
Oct
Category: On The Pitch

Daniel Murray signs permanent deal for 2020 campaign!

Hull Kingston Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of Daniel Murray from Salford Red Devils!

The forward returns to Hull College Craven Park on a permanent basis, having enjoyed a successful loan spell during the 2019 campaign, making eleven appearances.

His performances earned the Young Player of the Year award at the Rovers Supporters Group 2019 Awards evening, and Murray was a mainstay in the Rovers line-up under Tony Smith.

Having now put pen-to-paper on a one-year deal, Murray told hullkr.co.uk: “I wanted to make sure that I was a fully fledged KR player if I signed for 2020. It is a good thing being part of the club on loan but to be signed permanently is another level for me.

“My time here on loan played a big part in me wanting to stay at Hull KR for another year. I was in and out of the squad at Salford and got a few good games but moving to Hull KR was a breath of fresh air.

“I did not look back and I loved it. The lads welcomed me in as soon as I stepped through the front door.

“Working with Tony Smith was a different experience. I agreed with his mentality and ethos and it is great to be learning under him again.

“I have been keeping track of all the new signings and there is a lot of hunger amongst them and around the club. We do not want to be near the bottom again. We want to be competitive and to be pushing for a higher spot in the table.”

Head coach Tony Smith added: “It is great that we have been able to extend Dan’s time with us. He was very keen to stay here, and I know he enjoyed his time with us.

“He did a really solid job for us. His best years are still to come, and he is keen to develop his career. He has got a great attitude and work-rate, and he will add depth and experience to us next year.

“It is a real shot in the arm that a lot of those players who joined us on loan during the 2019 campaign wanted to return, including Daniel.

“They see it as an opportunity to improve their careers here and that is what we want – players that want to make some sacrifices and achieve things. They each fit the bill there and have points to prove to establish themselves as consistent Super League players.”

Leaving the Robins is Ryan Lannon, who goes in the opposite direction to the Devils. Lannon had two years left on his deal at Rovers but the club have allowed for his departure to sign Murray.

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