RISING star Kieran Dixon says he is a marked man this season after bursting on to the scene for London Broncos last term.
The 20-year-old made his Super League breakthrough last year and the wing is showing no signs of slowing down in 2013.
Dixon added to his growing reputation with a first-half hat-trick at Warrington on Easter Monday, although Broncos lost the game 54-20.
That disappointing result came hot on the heels of another loss to Catalans Dragons last Thursday, when Dixon also scored.
Those tries took his tally to 11 for the campaign, just five short of his total last season, but the Broncos flyer admitted teams are starting to make him work harder at his game.
“If you’re under the radar people don’t know what to expect of you,” Dixon said.
“I’ve had it in games recently where teams are shouting my name when I’ve got the ball and it makes me realise they’ve watched me closely and done their homework on me.
“Last year nobody knew about me when they played against me. This year, so far, people are recognising what I do.”
Dixon’s performances on the field earned him a one-year extension to his London Broncos contract last month.
He is happy enough plying his trade in the capital for now but admitted he would have to consider his options if there was an approach from a top-three club.
“I would like to stay in London for as long as I can but who knows what happens when contracts run out and teams come in and ask about you,” he added.
“If a top-three side comes in and asks about me then it’s something that you take into consideration.
“You will think about it but it’s whether it suits you and if you’ll take it.”
Broncos will look to get back to winning ways against Bradford Bulls at Wycombe Wanderers’ Adam Park tomorrow (Saturday).