Kyle Flanagan is a new face to Belmore having signed a three-year deal with the club from the Sydney Roosters until the end of 2023.
His arrival, along with a number of key recruits as well as a new-look coaching staff is a new beginning at Canterbury, with improvement on everyone’s radar.
Joining The Jimmy Smith Show on 1170SEN today, the halfback spoke about the pre-season and looked ahead to season 2021.
“We want to improve. We want to make the top eight, that’s our goal this year. We don’t want to pump ourselves up too much, but we’re pretty excited about our trial this weekend,” said Flanagan.
Having a former half at the helm of the Bulldogs, the 22-year old was glowing in his praise of Barrett when asked to describe the Head Coach.
“Confident in his players. I feel like the boys believe him and all the boys respect him. My relationship with him so far has been really good. I love going to training every day and seeing his face, he’s always upbeat, it’s exciting,” he added.
After a season at the Roosters and two with the Sharks, the son of premiership winning coach Shane Flanagan is ready to take his game to another level in the blue and white.
“Obviously I have only played 30 first grade games, but I really want to take my game to the next level. Be a bigger factor in games and being a halfback you need to be a dominant player. I can’t wait for that opportunity at the Bulldogs. That’s all I want to do, is bring success to the Bulldogs and keep improving on my own path,” Flanagan said.
Catch the full interview below!