MATTY Dawson-Jones has said a heartfelt farewell to Leigh fans before landing a return to Super League with Hull FC.

The former St Helens and Huddersfield winger has joined the exodus from Leigh Sports Village after the Centurions’ spectacular end of season fall from grace.

Dawson-Jones scored 41 tries in 56 games after joining Leigh in 2016 including 18 in 28 outings last season.

That tally included a final game touchdown against Featherstone Rovers in the Championship Shield final.

But in confirming his exit Dawson-Jones revealed: “Not the way I wanted to finish my time but made a little worse that I broke my hand during the game.”

He added on his Instagram account: “Just wanted to thank all the Leigh fans for how they’ve been with me over my wo and half years at the club.

“It’s certainly been a rollercoaster but getting promoted to SL with the club is one of my best achievements in my career so far!

“Hopefully things will turn around and the club will get back to where it belongs soon, you fans deserve it!

Hull FC boss Lee Radford is full of praise for the Black and Whites recruit who will team up with another ex-Leigh player, Jordan Thompson.

“We’ve watched Matty for some time, so we know what he is about,” said Radford.

“He works hard, earns his metres and has an eye for the try line.

“He’s one of those players that when we’ve played against him our boys have come off the field singing his praises.

“He is regarded as a professional kid and he is coming here with a point to prove, so for me he offers fantastic value.”

Utility-forward Thompson has re-joined Hull FC on a two-year deal ahead of the 2019 season.

“I feel in 2017 I maybe became a bit complacent, so moving away from the club I’ve loved for the past four years to play at Leigh and Leeds really opened my eyes,” he said.