Smith Not Resting On Laurels

Smith Not Resting On Laurels

The Head Coach previews Hull’s trip to face Salford

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Tony Smith is not resting on his laurels ahead of tomorrow’s trip to face Salford Red Devils at the Salford Stadium.

The Head Coach has seen his Hull FC side record four successive victories, both in the Betfred Super League and Betfred Challenge Cup.

But ahead of his side’s trip across the M62 tomorrow to face a dangerous Salford side, Smith insists that Hull are not getting ahead of themselves.

“We’ve made progress, but as I say most weeks, you’ve got to start all over again and put things in place,” he explained in his pre-match press conference.

“The process all starts again. At least we know when we do it, we get some benefits from it.

“How long we can do it for in games will vary depending on our opponents and ourselves but that’s the challenge to us.”

The Black & Whites currently sit tenth in the Super League table, whilst Salford head into the match just outside of the play-off places.

Memories of Hull’s heavy defeat to the Red Devils back in March will still be raw for the Airlie Birds, despite Smith insisting that his side have vastly improved since that outing.

However, he is still wary of the threat a nigh-on fully-fit Salford team pose.

“Nothing can change what we did last time. That’s there, that’s on record. Can we make a different result this time? Absolutely. We’d like to,” he said.

“They’re a good team and they deserve to be respected. They play some attractive stuff at times and they’ve got some half-backs who like to run, pass, and kick the ball with some good outside backs who finish it off.

“We have to play well across the board. Play well, attack well, play as a team, hang in there, take your chances when they come, stop their chances. It’s easy when you say it all really quickly and you get two points.”