Hull boss Lee Radford says his players are under no illusions about the size of the task facing them when they host Salford Red Devils this afternoon.
Salford are recognised as this year’s surprise package, and while some of the competition’s other so-called smaller clubs have dropped off the pace, Ian Watson’s side remain in contention for a play-off place.
Victory for Hull would see them go second following Warrington’s defeat to Wigan last night,
Radford said: “Yeah, they’re a good footballing side.
“They’ve scored the second most points in the competition behind St Helens and they challenge you in terms of how much air they put on the ball.
“You have to be really tidy against them.”
Radford believes an in-form Tui Lolohea will pose a threat.
“There were doubts when Lui went but I think Lolohea looks like he’s playing with a smile on his face again, and offensively he looks really tight.
“From what I’ve watched over the four weeks, he’s looked really tidy. We’ll have to defend really well against a good attacking team.”