With Josh Reynolds out for an extended period of time, Brett Hodgson will be glad to see the return of Marc Sneyd as Hull welcome Warrington to the KCOM Stadium this weekend for Super League round three.
That being said, two other stars will be sat on the sideline.
“Marc is good to go, he’s fit and ready to come back in,” Hodgson said.
“Unfortunately, it’s a little bit too soon for Ligi, he’ll be good to go next week – another two or three days and he would have been good to go.
“Manu won’t be there either – he will be about three-to-four weeks with a calf tear. It’s not great, but we’ll manage with the players we’ve got at the minute.”
Hodgson was critical of his side against Featherstone in the Challenge Cup in the post-match press conference, but, on reflection, confessed he was a bit harsh.
“They’ve been excellent, we’ve had a great week. Looking back at the game, in the first-half we showed some real good quality of what we were asking.
“The players performed really well, but we did switch off a little bit in the second-half when we swapped the team around. Despite that, we progressed through to the next round and we’re happy about that.”
With Adam Swift earning the plaudits of the FC boss in recent weeks, it was up to another winger to impress Hodgson last weekend.
“Bureta (Faraimo) did himself proud in the cup – he was one of our best.
“What we’ve asked of the players is that when they get an opportunity, they maximise it for their own potential and B (Faraimo) did just that.”
With Warrington coming to town in Super League this week, however, Hodgson is wary of the challenge that his side faces.
“It’s a different test for us, we’ve already answered some questions along the way in the past few weeks and hopefully we’ll answer some more questions this weekend.
“I’ll refrain from making big statements, we’re just trying to improve each week, I’m not going to shy away with that.
“We’re trying to be a team this year that is consistent whether that’s against a Warrington or a Salford.
“We’re excited about this week, because they are a very good team and it will be a challenge.”