Marc Sneyd says this afternoon’s Dacia Magic Weekend clash with Huddersfield Giants could be a big opportunity to capitalise on the race for the Super League play-offs.
Lee Radford’s side take on the Giants in the second game of the rugby league festival, just after top five rivals Wakefield Trinity and Catalans Dragons go head-to-head in the curtain raiser.
However, Sneyd won’t be distracted by other fixtures and he is aware that Hull FC are in control of their own fate at the halfway stage in the season.
The two-time Lance Todd Trophy winner hopes for a similar performance to the efforts that were shown in last week’s win at Warrington to claim another vital two points against Huddersfield later today.
“It depends which way you look at it but it could end up being a big weekend for us with regards to results for other teams around us,” Sneyd said in his pre-match press conference yesterday morning.
“We’re simply looking at going there and getting our own two points, because if we can keep knocking on the door and getting good results every week, the points will stack up and we won’t be too far off when the play-offs come around in September.
“Huddersfield are up there with having one of the best packs in the competition, so I’m guessing that they will try coming hard down the middle and try to get a roll on us.
“They will have walked off the field after beating Hull KR last week feeling like absolute giants because of the way they played that night.
“It’s up to us to start the game really quickly and knock that confidence out of them early on.”