Brett Hodgson is confident Hull FC won’t have to wait long to buck their three-game losing streak.
The Black and Whites have lost all three games since returning from their month-long Covid lay-off with defeats coming to Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhinos and most recently St Helens.
The run has severely damaged their win percentage in the Super League table and they risk dropping out of the play-off places completely should they fail to pick up a win next time out at Warrington Wolves on Sunday at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Hodgson admits his side still have plenty of work to do, but he remains upbeat and despite his side’s recent form, he believes they’re not quite as far off as results might suggest.
“We’re heading in the right direction, I’ve got no doubt about that,” Hodgson said. “This is a tough period we have to get through.
“We have to believe and work hard, we have to talk about the things that are letting us down like our discipline and we have to work hard for each other and do what we were doing at the start of the season.
“It takes one performance and one result to turn this around and we’re close.
“Our attacking shape is still coming together after that break. I thought we were a little bit better in patches (on Monday) but a bit clunky still, so we have to work on that and continue to work hard on our defensive system, we’re leaking too many points at the moment, even with 12 men we should have been better.”
He added: “Part of our process and evolution is dealing with situations and everyone has a tough period during the year, we’re in ours at the moment and hopefully we get a few bodies back in the next couple of weeks and we can progress from there.”
While Hodgson has seen his side struggle for consistency in recent weeks, Chris Satae has been a shining light through the middle, carrying his side forward with aggressive, strong running and picking up a couple of man of the match awards along the way.
“He’s playing really well,” Hodgson said about his barnstorming prop. “He’s such a big body and he’s got great leg speed as well. He is doing superb for us. If we can continue helping him do what he does it will help us a team.”