GIANTS new signing Liam Fulton is feeling very much at home just a day after arriving in England.
The 24-year-old, who agreed to join Huddersfield from Wests Tigers earlier in the year, has already teamed up with some former teammates from Sydney.
“There are a lot of familiar faces what with Hodgo (Brett Hodgson), Jammer (Jamahl Lolesi) and Fats (Paul Whatuira) here,” said Fulton, who can play in the back row or operate at stand off. “I have played with them all before and I’m looking forward to getting out there on the field again.”
Just how quickly Fulton is in the frame for a first-team place is something coach Nathan Brown is still mulling over, but the player is keen to get involved with a winning team – accepting that competition for places is high.
“I am a little bit tired after coming over, but hopefully I’ll be able to get playing as soon as possible – I just can’t wait to get out there,” he said. “The team have won three in a row, so it is an exciting time to be joining the club – it’s great to be joining a team that is playing with confidence.
“I have met up with the other guys, they seem a great set of guys and it a case of getting to know them a bit better and help them carry on their winning ways.
“Competition for places at the club is pretty healthy, but I hope that I can add another option for the team.”
Adding options is precisely why coach Brown is so eager to get Fulton involved.
“He will add some to depth to our squad, which is good, and he is a guy who is a natural football player and that is something that will definitely help our squad for sure.
“We hope he’ll fit in quickly, he’s already done a little light training and we’ll probably get him involved with a bit of the teamwork stuff today for first time.
“Hopefully he will get out there with plenty of confidence and feel confident enough to tell guys what to do because he is a creative player and if he’s comfortable then he’s going to be great for our team.
“Whether he’s up for selection is up for debate. He’ll come to London with us, but maybe it’s not the right time to play him.
“It might be that he needs to train with us for a week or two before he starts playing, but it’s one I can’t answer until we have seen him train over the next day or two.”
Keith Mason has been ordered to appear in front of the Rugby Football League’s disciplinary committee today on a charge of striking. He has been cited for the alleged offence during Friday’s 22-8 win at Wigan.