Hull FC currently sit 11th in the league after seven defeats in a row.
Many believe they are the side Wakefield Trinity will identify as the team they can catch and drag into a relegation battle and Kevin Brown says they are the side under pressure with a came between the two just round the corner:
“Wakefield haven’t scored in five but they’ve only scored one try in two, so it’s two tries in seven games and that’s just not great. They’ll go to Wigan and Warrington with no expectations so it’s just about putting a performance together,” he said on BBC Five Live.
“The pressure will all be on Hull because no one expected Hull to be anywhere near a relegation fight. If they can’t pick up their act in the next couple of weeks and they play Wakefield, because Wakefield will go into that as a must win but the pressure is on Hull definitely.”
But Jamie Jones-Buchanan has confidence in his former coach Tony Smith:
“I hold Tony Smith in the highest regard. I think context is king, Hull you’d assume would have all the resources and the development area of the game. With all the youngsters in Hull you’d think they’d have dynasties year on year but it’s not happening.
“The other side of town with Hull KR are on the other side of the coin and doing exceptionally well. From speaking with Danny Maguire and also Willie Peters being kind enough to give me some of his time before the season.
“It’s all about working hard and getting those effort areas up. Being really fit and really strong. That’s one of the common denominators of great teams, those that have the best athletes and that physical and mental fortitude to turn up when needed seem to be the ones that are better.”