Greg Eden 'so proud' to join Hull KR
NEW Hull KR signing Greg Eden believes he can follow in the footsteps of Shaun Briscoe and Shannon McDonnell and become a reliable full-back for Rovers.
Eden, who turns 22 today, has signed a three-year deal after Rovers paid an undisclosed fee for his services from Huddersfield.
His arrival has eased anxiety amongst fans, who were growing concerned about the role following McDonnell's departure to Hull FC.
His former Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown compared him to Billy Slater last season, but Eden admits he has a lot to learn and is confident Craig Sandercock is the coach to take him to the next level.
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"I just want to do the best I can," Eden told the Mail.
"I learned a lot under Nathan Brown but I feel Craig has a lot to offer me as a coach and I am looking forward to working with him.
"I want to play regularly and improve my game week after week.
"It's an exciting time for me and the club as we look to build for the future.
"Rovers beat us twice last season and it should be good to play with them.
"It's bizarre that the move has come about on my 22nd birthday, but it's a nice present."
Eden admits the move to Rovers came as a surprise.
After leaving home-town team Castleford to join Huddersfield a year ago, Eden was preparing for his second season at the Giants.
However, the situation changed after being informed by the Giants his career lay elsewhere.
"I wasn't expecting to leave Huddersfield," Eden said.
"It crept up on me. I had two more years to go at Huddersfield, but my agent phoned me and said KR had offered the Giants a fee.
"Huddersfield accepted and that made things easy for me.
"I'm proud and happy that Rovers wanted me so much they paid money for me.
"I don't know how much it was but it makes me feel great that I'm wanted at Rovers.
"It's a three-year deal and I'm delighted with that. I'm slightly sad to be leaving Huddersfield especially as it all happened so quickly.
"I didn't get a proper chance to say goodbye to my Giants' team-mates, but I'm looking forward to my new challenge."
Eden joins KR with a solid first season behind him at Huddersfield.
He scored nine tries in 25 games as Huddersfield made the play-offs, before bowing out to Hull at the KC Stadium.
Eden is Sandercock's eighth signing and the third from Huddersfield after winger Alex Brown and prop Adam Walker.