Hull FC only confirmed the list of players leaving the club this year last week, but already focus turns to next year.
Of course, the club have brought in Brett Hodgson and he must be given time to form his own opinions on players within the squad before plans can be made for what happens beyond the 2021 season.
But as it stands the club have 14 players coming to the end of their current deals and FC will be keen to tie down a host of those names sooner rather than later.
A couple of youngsters feature on the list, with Jack Brown and Connor Wynne in the last year of their respective deals, but a large portion of the names on the list are senior ones.
The club are thought to have options to extend a number of players’ contracts, but others will be due a bump in salary.
Here’s a look at those players the club must make a decision on in 2021.
Since penning a two-year extension in 2018, Griffin has been one of the club’s standout performers. He won the club’s Player of the Year award in 2019 and he won’t be far off this time around either.
Griffin will not only have high hopes of earning a new deal next season, but he’ll be keen to win a spot Shaun Wane’s England squad for the World Cup.
The Great Britain international showcased his talents and then some at the backend of the Super League season and he’ll be looking to kick on next year under Hodgson.
Connor will likely spend a majority of next season in the full-back role and is another looking to tie down a spot at the World Cup.
The prop forward dropped down the pecking order this season and made just five appearances for the Black and Whites.
As a result, he’ll be treating pre-season as an opportunity to turn over a new leaf and if he can impress Hodgson he’ll have hopes of securing his future at the KCOM Stadium.
Fash impressed this season under Andy Last, establishing himself as a reliable and steady option off the bench and he’ll be aiming to show Hodgson his ability over pre-season and move up the pecking order at the club once more.
The winger only signed a new deal last year but his contract is up for renewal once again and he’ll hope his performances after lockdown will stand him in good stead.
There’s competition for places on the edge once more and Hodgson will be keen to assess his options in pre-season.
FC will be keen to tie down the young forward who kicked on in 2020 and really underlined the potential he has.
After a frustrating period with injuries, Savelio managed to find some traction in the side this year, nailing down a role in the back-row and he’ll be keen to keep hold of that under Hodgson.
If he can leave those fitness woes behind him and catch the eye again next year, he’ll be confident of landing a new deal.
Impressed in his first full season with the club. Of course, much may depend on the new man in charge but his performances in 2020 made him a favourite with the supporters.
Arguably one of the signings of the season in the Super League this year and the club will no doubt be keen to extend his stay at the club.
The winger struggled to stay fit during his first season with the club, with hamstring and back issues ensuring he made just five appearances.
At the age of 27, Swift is approaching what is probably his biggest year in the game as he looks to not only tie down a regular spot in the side but secure his future, too.
This might be one Hull look to sort as a matter of urgency with Cator surpassing all expectations with his first season with the club.
The back-rower was a consistent performer throughout the 2020 season and he’ll be another who the club will be keen to keep hold of.
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The youngster showcased his potential in 2019 with some strong performances and starred in the club’s win over Wakefield Trinity in September. FC will be watching how he develops closely.
Jones is contracted until the end of next year but he is expected to move on in the coming weeks.