Marc Sneyd believes Hull must win all of their upcoming games if they are to achieve a top four finish.
The Black and Whites currently sit seventh in the table with their lack of consistency seeing them fall well of the pace in 2020.
However, Sneyd still thinks the season is alive but is well aware their assault on the playoffs must start on Tuesday against Huddersfield.
“I think it is do or die now for our play-off hopes now,” he said. “Other people might have other opinions but I think every game from now until the Wigan game is must win.
“There is quite a lot of pressure over the four or five week period to win games.
“I am not that bothered how we do it; it can be the ugliest looking game in the world but as long as we walk off that field with a win, I am happy.
“I think the rest of the boys will probably feel the same as it has not been an enjoyable year for anybody.
“If we can string wins together and get a bit of luck along the way with other teams then things might just pick up.”
Despite Hull’s struggles of late, one positive has been the emergence of young playmaker Ben McNamara.
McNamara has featured in Hull’s last two games and based on what he has seen, Sneyd believes he has a bright future ahead of him.
“Ben McNamara has done a very good job over the last couple of weeks,” he added.
“He played a big part in the Castleford game. It is always tough for a young half-back to come into a first-team environment because you need to be heard as a half-back.
“Ben, in a way, is quite similar to me, without a voice at the moment but that is something that he will grow into eventually.
“I assume he will end up being a number seven over a number six and organising a team himself.
“But the two games he has played in, he has done himself no harm whatsoever and if he carries on, he should be a good one for the future.”