Albert Kelly’s sensational form in the Betfred Super League, has been rewarded by Hull FC extending his contract until the end of the 2018 season.
Kelly, 26, made a high-profile move across the city of Hull from arch-rivals Hull Kingston Rovers, following their relegation to the Kingstone Press Championship at the end of the 2016 season.
Lee Radford decided to throw a life-line to the former NRL Gold Coast Titan play-maker and boy has it paid off early for Radford.
The ‘Black and Whites’ have ending speculation of the Kelly’s immediate playing future, locking down the exiting stand-off for a further 12 months.
Kelly was pleased to put pen to paper with Hull FC and had this to say:
“I’m very pleased to have signed my new deal,” he said. “My girls are happy, I’m happy and I’m really excited for what’s to come.
“It was a no-brainer to extend my contract here. I like to think that I’ve been playing well recently and I’m in a happy place.
“I like to think I’m getting back to my best form and with another year under my belt, I think I can get better.
“I want for us to be competitive and to be challenging for all three pieces of silverware on offer and make sure that we’re fighting to be up there towards the top.”
Coach Lee Radford was also happy to secure the services of Kelly for a further 12 months
“I’m really happy with Albert’s contribution to the club since he came in.
“He’s settled in really well on and off the field and he provides us with that bit of offensive X factor.
“I’m sure there’s still plenty to come from him moving forward throughout the remainder of this season.”
Kelly has scored 9 tries and 3 try assist in his 8 appearances with his new club and will look to extend his tally when the ‘Black and Whites’ take on the league leaders the Castleford Tigers at KCOM Stadium on Sunday afternoon.