Radford: It will be tough against stinging Salford

Lee Radford Garry Schofield

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has said his side will have to perform well if they’re to beat a Salford Red Devils team who are “stinging” from defeat in the Challenge Cup.

The East Yorkshire club managed to navigate their way past Leeds Rhinos as they booked a spot in the Wembley showpiece but the same couldn’t be said for the Red Devils against Wigan Warriors, with the reigning Grand Final winners coming out on top.

However, the focus for both teams now turns to the Super 8s and Radford knows the importance of getting a good start in the mini-series.

“We want a solid start to our eights campaign,” Radford told the Yorkshire Post.

“It’s going to be a tough occasion as they’ll be stinging a little from their performance on Sunday and want a response.

“But it’s very much about us performing well. The form that St Helens, Huddersfield and Wigan have found has condensed the gap at the top of the table quite significantly and while it’s an old cliche, every game in the eights is a four-pointer.”