Marc Sneyd insists confidence levels remain high in the Hull FC camp despite suffering their first defeat of the season last time out.
After suffering a 32-18 loss to St Helens six days ago, the Black & Whites could claim an important third victory of the season away to Wigan Warriors tomorrow afternoon.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sneyd believes that Hull FC remain confident ahead of the trip to the DW Stadium.
“I’m sure we won’t be the only team that gets a second half pasting from St Helens this season. We were disappointed with the way we played in that game, but we have trained well this week and we’re all still confident,” Sneyd said.
“We need to concentrate more on what we are doing rather than what the opposition are doing tomorrow. We will have to execute what we do better than Wigan do.
Discussing last season’s dramatic Golden Point drop goal, Sneyd said: “I do remember those big moments. When they do go over - you saw the excitement there last year - it’s outstanding.
“We needed that win more than any other because it got our season up and running.”
Of the two ties between FC and Wigan last season, both were decided by a single drop goal, with the spoils shared in a 1-1 aggregate score across 2019.
Despite missing Manu Ma’u, Chris Satae and Andre Savelio from the forward pack this weekend, Sneyd remains confident that Hull’s big pack can help the Airlie Birds secure an important two points on the road tomorrow.
“The way to beat a Wigan side is to match them or to do better than them. Our middles have got a very big job on their hands, but I’m confident they can win that battle against their middles,” he said.
“Off the back of that, we’re going to have to bring players into the game that need to be on the ball, like Josh Jones and Josh Griffin. Let them get on the ball and have a run at people.
“Griff has been bumping people off for fun this season and Jonesy has been very similar, so we are going to need to use them a lot against Wigan.