Scott Taylor warns Hull FC of threat from old team-mate Jordan Abdull
Scott Taylor has urged “rocks or diamonds” Hull FC to beware the threat of former player Jordan Abdull on Thursday night.
Stand-off Abdull was allowed to leave the Black and Whites at the end of last season after coming through the club’s development system.
He has since played a starring role in London’s against-the-odds season and will link up with Hull KR next year.
Taylor knows all about the 23-year-old’s ability and says Hull are wary that he will be keen to impress.
Taylor said: “He will come to the KCOM to try and prove a point, and he’s the kind of player that can do that.
“He’s coming into his own now.
“He was unlucky at Hull to come through and be a first team player sat behind two or three quality half-backs through no fault of his own.
“When the club recruits players like Marc Sneyd, Albert Kelly and Jake Connor it would be hard for any lad to get in if the team’s fit and healthy.
“What he has done is back himself at London and he’s been absolutely brilliant.
“The way he’s played has been a credit to himself, he’s a good kid and top player.
“We’ve seen a few of their players do that – the other half-back Morgan Smith has been in good form but he couldn’t get in at Warrington.
“Their middles have stepped up, they’re competing pretty consistently and if people this game is a home banker it won’t be the case.”
Hull continue to battle with their own inconsistency – they have followed four straight wins with disappointing defeats to Hull KR and St Helens.
Taylor wants that to change ahead of a host of crucial matches including a Challenge Cup semi-final.
He added: “We’re a rocks or diamonds team – we either put in an eight or nine out of 10 performance, or it’s two or three.
“Now is the time to try and build on what we have achieved and not lose what is a big opportunity to win some silverware.”
Thursday’s game will mark the culmination of the club’s ‘Hull and Proud’ week, with a huge fan park held in West Park close to the ground and juniors gaining entry for £1.
Twelve days of community and supporter events kicked off last week and included a record crowd for the club’s Ladies team and a restaurant takeover night where first team players became chefs and staff members.
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