Hull FC on verge of fresh investment as club ready to head in new direction

Hull FC are hoping to secure fresh investment in the club. Hull Live understands chairman Adam Pearson has been working behind the scenes to get new financial backing to strengthen the first-team squad, with the club now understood to be close to securing the investment they crave.

The club have been very open on the investment front, with Pearson, who currently owns all shares in Hull FC, declaring to Hull Live last autumn that the door has always been open. That stance was verified further early this year, with the club now understood to have made some significant inroads.

The investment, in which there is more than one interested party, is set to bolster Hull's current situation. They are active in the transfer market right now as they look to strengthen their squad, but they are also keen to put themselves in a strong position for next year's recruitment cycle and beyond. Such backing is hoped to give the club the needed pulling power on both fronts, with the club hoping to get some investment finalised in the near future.

On the recruitment front, the club have identified targets, with a half-back on top of their radar as well as a back-row forward, with some enquiries made already, both domestically and overseas. The ideal goal is to get deals signed off in time for when the Super League competition resumes next weekend, but more realistically, in time for when the club hosts Leeds Rhinos at the end of the month.

As confirmed this morning, Simon Grix and Francis Cummins, who both joined the club last autumn, will step up on an interim basis to coach the first-team while the process for a permanent appointment is conducted. Grix was brought in as an assistant coach, with Cummins, who coaches the reserves and academy teams as Head of Emerging Talent, also stepping up. Hull's next game is at St Helens on Friday week.

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