Hull KR hand Alex Brown a second chance in Super League
NEW Hull KR signing Alex Brown is relishing his second Super League chance and can't wait to make up for lost time.
Signed from Batley on a one-year deal with an option for a second season, the 25 year-old is hoping to make an immediate impact next season.
The winger's one and only top-flight appearance came for Huddersfield in a televised 12-10 defeat at St Helens back in August 2009.
But after spending time at Batley and Sale Sharks since being released by the Giants, he now feels ready to make a Super League impact.
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"I'm excited about joining Hull KR and getting back into the full-time environment, he told the Mail.
"When I made my Super League debut I wasn't full-time until the following season on dual-registration with Batley.
"Last June I went to rugby union at Sale Sharks until February this year which was good for me because it helped me improve my passing and kicking skills.
"It was a very humbling experience for me and I learned a lot from the last three seasons.
"Things happen for a reason and that time out of Super League was perhaps a blessing in disguise.
"It's been a long wait for my second Super League appearance and I intend to make the most of my opportunity at Rovers."
Brown is a Jamaican team-mate of new Rovers winger Omari Caro and he arrives at MS3 Craven Park after a successful season with the Bulldogs.
Scoring 10 tries to earn a place in the Championship Dream Team, the 6ft 15st wrecking ball could easily be played in the pack.
Robins coach Craig Sandercock first saw Brown play when he went to see how KR prop James Green was performing on-loan at Mount Pleasant and was immediately impressed.
Competing against a strong core of wingers at the Robins, Brown knows he will have to work hard to force his way but when he does get his chance he intends to take it.
"Craig has given me a big chance to resurrect my Super League career," he said.
"My focus is solely on the first day of pre-season training where I want to start on the front foot.
"I like to play on the front foot and I try to carry the ball about 20 times a game.
"I like to have a go and make a break or two and I also love the tackling side of the game.
"There are plenty of other good wingers at the club, so if I play 10 games next season that will be an achievement.
"My goal is to work hard in the pre-season and see where that takes me."