Kelly fit to face Leeds

Hull FC half-back Albert Kelly will be fit to face Leeds Rhinos in Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final.

Kelly has missed the last two games but Lee Radford has confirmed that the former KR playmaker will return for the game in Doncaster.

“Last week he (Kelly) could have been a push, but we didn’t want a setback going into the semi-final and into the Super 8s,” Radford said.

“Jake (Connor) did a good enough job last week to get the job done, but to get him back he’s a big game player, an X factor player and to have him back in a big game is great.”

The Black and Whites are near enough full strength after captain Gareth Ellis made his comeback in last weekend’s win against Huddersfield.

Hull will face a Leeds team who were without 15 first-team players for their last match against Wigan, though many of them are expected to return for the semi-final.

It will be a sell-out crowd at the Keepmoat Stadium as the last two winners of the Challenge Cup look to book their place in the final against Wigan or Salford.