Tonight Hull FC are looking for a second win in a row after ending a seven game losing run last time out against Huddersfield Giants.
They take on Wigan Warriors who top the table and have subsequently been written off my most.
However, former coach John Kear is backing them to shock the Warriors.
“I think it is an advantage, especially coming off that good win so it will have been a positive couple of weeks,” Kear said on BBC Five Live.
“Tony is a great coach and he’ll be trying to alter not just the way they play but also the mindset.
“We all saw evidence of it in the last game and he’s had a further two weeks where it will have been rest and recovery, then it will be a very specific focus.
“The advantage of having two weeks is you can be very game specific and have lots of detail, more than when you’re having to review from the previous weekend.
“I’m expecting it to be a really exciting game and it may well be one where Hull really do challenge Wigan and they might well overcome Wigan, simply because of that.
“No matter what you say about the international, emotionally when you’re playing in it or you’re making your debut it’s bound to have some sort of effect.
“That will be Matty Peet’s challenge this week, making sure his players can recover from that emotional investment in an England shirt so they can return and be equally as good for Wigan.”
Meanwhile, Kevin Brown echoed this saying it is a “dangerous” game for the Warriors:
“The way Hull are playing I think it will be a little bit of a worry for Matty Peet because it’s hard to coach against.
“Sometimes I don’t think they know what they’re doing so it’s difficult to plan your defence for that.”