New Huddersfield Giants coach Ian Watson (pictured) was a key reason why Josh Jones made the move to the John Smith’s Stadium.
Josh Jones says he was impressed by the ambition of Huddersfield Giants after making the move from Hull FC (Huddersfield 12/1 – Betfred Super League Grand Final Outright).
Jones joined the Black and Whites ahead of the 2020 season after helping Salford Red Devils reach the Betfred Super League Grand Final.
The 27-year-old struggled to make an impression at Hull FC though, making just seven appearances.
The back-rower will link up with former Salford coach Ian Watson at Huddersfield after signing a one-year deal with the Yorkshire outfit.
Jones is looking forward to working under Watson and he believes the Giants have a chance to bring in some silverware in the coming Betfred Super League campaign.
“I’m impressed by the ambition of the club,” said Jones, as reported by the Hull Daily Mail.
“There’s a great base here to win something and compete, and Ian Watson spoke to me about his goals and the club’s ambition, which really drove me to come and sign here.
“I’m excited; I can’t wait to join up with the boys on January 4 and get going.
“The thing I like most about Ian Watson is that he is a winner. He wants to win and that’s why we built up a good relationship over the last few years and he pushes his sides to achieve that.
“He’ll back his defence and he’s not come here to be a mid-table team. We’re here to challenge and that’s what attracted me here – there’s lots of potential.”
Defending champions St Helens and last season’s runners-up Wigan Warriors are rated as the 5/2 joint favourites to win the Betfred Super League Grand Final in 2021, while Jones’ former side Hull FC are priced at 12/1.