Brett Hodgson has underlined the importance of everybody playing their part as Hull FC head into the middle third of the 2021 season.
Hull have lost Josh Griffin and last year’s Young Player of the Year Joe Cator to injury in the last fortnight.
As the going starts to get tough, Hull’s troops will have to dig deep to claim the two points against a Castleford side buoyed by their Challenge Cup semi-final triumph on Saturday.
In his pre-match press conference, in association with Jacuzzi, Hodgson highlighted the significance of everybody in the squad playing their part.
“As a squad, we’ve put a lot of work in to make sure that any player who comes into the team does their job,” he said.
“Griff is one of the first names on the team sheet every week, but now somebody else will get an opportunity to make it their own.
“We have trust in everybody that is in the system. They’ve done the hard work behind the scenes and now it’s about putting it into action on the field in the shape of a performance.
“Everyone was really upset with the result at the end of the day. But I still maintain that we were one play away from being in the Challenge Cup Final and I think we need to see that as a positive,” Hodgson explained.
“We do need to bounce back quickly. We don’t want to go into this game feeling the after effects of last Saturday and we need to make sure we’re getting back to the form that we need to be putting out on the field, so I’m really looking forward to seeing that.
Speaking on the importance of skippers Danny Houghton and Marc Sneyd, Hodgson also commented on the importance of every player in the squad standing up to be counted.
“Of course, they both have a big part to play, but as does everyone else in the squad.
“Everyone in the team, including us as coaching staff, needs to focus on their own individual roles.
“If we perform at the levels that we need to and the levels I know we can, then I have no doubt that the results will come.”
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