Houghton Expecting Toughest Challenge Yet

Danny Houghton is anticipating the sternest test of the season so far on Friday night when Hull FC make the trip to Wigan Warriors.

  • Houghton expecting toughest challenge yet on Friday
  • Hull face champions Wigan Warriors
  • Man of Steel crossed for first try of the season last week

Man of Steel Danny Houghton is anticipating the sternest test of the season so far on Friday night when Hull FC make the trip to Wigan Warriors.

The visit to the DW Stadium will be Hull’s first of two successive away games, with a clash against Warrington Wolves following the week after.

The Black and Whites are in fine fettle at the moment after winning 32-12 on Friday against Widnes Vikings to make it three wins on the bounce.

Houghton, who went over for his first try of 2017 last time out, is expecting the most difficult challenge of the season when they take on the champions.

“It will be our toughest so far, especially at their place. It’s a real fortress for them down there,” he said.

“We’ll have to go there with our best game and hopefully we’ll have enough in the tank.”

The DW Stadium was the scene of FC’s play-off semi-final defeat to the Warriors back in September last year, with Lee Radford’s men aiming to avenge that defeat.

“It will be our toughest so far, especially at their place. It’s a real fortress for them down there.”

Danny Houghton is aware of the size of the task that awaits Hull on Friday night

The Airlie Birds are currently third in the Super League table, with Shaun Wane’s men sat top of the pile on nine points.

However the victory on Friday night for FC against the Vikings made it Hull’s best start to a season since 2012 and Houghton says it’s important the Black and Whites maintain their good start to the campaign, especially with two tough games coming up.

“We earmark it every year about the start - you don’t want to be too far behind chasing that pack,” said Houghton.

“We’ve got off to a great start, but it’s only early. While we’ve got those points, we need to keep striving for better performances.

“We’re coming up against two good oppositions in the next two games, so we’re going to have to be right at the top.”

Hull FC face Wigan Warriors this Friday (24th March) at the DW Stadium in the next round of Super League.

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