The last thing Hull FC need right now is postponed fixtures given the precarious position they now find themselves in the race for the play-offs.
FC sit in sixth position at present but both Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers are handily placed in terms of form and look very capable of mounting a challenge and overcoming the faltering Black and Whites.
Fortunately, it seems this week’s contest is due to go ahead following the latest round of testing showed just one positive Covid case.
However, with top of the table Catalans Dragons next up in France for Hull and Leeds being heavy favourites for a result away at winless Leigh Centurions, the recent postponed games could now prove costly for Brett Hodgson’s men.
Some very bright news is that senior players such as Jamie Shaul, Jake Connor and Scott Taylor are poised to return to action in the coming weeks.
That’s massive for Hull given the race is clearly on for the play-offs.
It gives coach Hodgson real punch again with a big man in the middle in Taylor. It also gives him the option of pace at full-back and filling a centre spot for the missing Josh Griffin.
Let’s hope with the returning players at Hodgson’s disposal it brings a change of fortunes on the field because wins are now paramount for a team that once looked certain participants in the end of season race for Old Trafford.