Ryan McGoldrick: 'Hull FC need to say where I stand'
RYAN McGoldrick says he wants to play for Hull FC next season, but has not spoken to the club since the final match of the campaign.
Now, the out-of-contract utility man wants clarity from Hull over their intentions, saying he needs to make a decision about his future by the end of the month.
McGoldrick has offers on the table from two none NRL clubs in Australia, with the promise of jobs in the construction and mining industry to supplement his on-field salary.
However, the 31-year-old insists his preference is to stay at the KC for an eighth year in Super League.
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"I really enjoyed my time at Hull, it was a breath of fresh air to me and gave me a buzz back about playing," McGoldrick told the Mail.
"I've not spoken to Hull since the last game but my preference is to stay.
"What will happen will happen and I'll respect whatever decision they make.
"I just need some communication with them sooner or later so I can plan. There will be no hard feelings either way, but I need to know.
"I've got a couple of options in Australia playing local footy and they come with guarantees of a job, but I can't keep people waiting and I know I need to make a decision very soon."
McGoldrick made seven appearances for Hull after arriving from Castleford in July on a short-term contract, before seeing his season ended when he dislocated his shoulder in the club-record 70-6 victory at Bradford.
Currently undergoing rehabilitation on his shoulder, doctors have assured him he will be fit to take part in full training by the start of December, if FC decide to retain his services.
Initially an unpopular signing from the Tigers, McGoldrick's performances at full-back and latterly in the halves won over the Hull fans.
The outspoken Aussie admits winning over the Hull supporters left him with a sense of pride, and whether he plays for the Black and Whites again or not, he'll treasure his time at the KC.
"When all is said and done I'm proud of my time at Hull FC," explained McGoldrick.
"When I first signed, I found out the fans were distraught and I was getting tweets and e-mails, so I got the sense they hated me.
"It wasn't something I was worried about at all, I'm not that type of person. But in the space of a few weeks I think I managed to win them over, although scoring a try in a derby against Hull KR always helps.
"I've had Hull fans asking me now if I am staying and it is very flattering. They've been great with me and I've enjoyed playing in front of them."