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Lee Radford’s Hull FC travel to Warrington in Super League clash

| 09.05.2015

After a fantastic 24-20 win over Salford Red Devils last time out, Hull cross the Pennines to take on Warrington Wolves in the Super League, and are 4/1 for victory with Coral.

Tom Lineham continued to impress last time out, as he crossed for his 11th try of the season, and as a result, is 11/1 to score first, while Fetuli Talanoa, who also scored, is 5/4 in the a anytime market.

Coach Lee Radford, speaking ahead of the match says that the Airlie Birds need to be more expressive in attack, with the ball in hands.

“We need to promote how we played in them last three minutes against Salford last week,” Radford told local media.

“We need to take the shackles off a little bit and stop being as nervous as we are with the football.

“I think that comes with a bit of apprehension in the surroundings – when you lay a play up and all you hear is moaning and groaning. Whether you like it or not, that causes apprehension, so we just need to keep promoting and pushing playing football,” he continued.

“Warrington is a good place for us. We’ve gone there in previous years and played footy. Let’s hope we can do that again tomorrow.”

Speaking about their opposition, Radford talked up Warrington’s attacking ability. With the likes of Joel Monaghan, 6/1 to score first, and Kevin Penny, odds-on at 8/13 in the anytime market, the Wolves are clearly dangerous on the offensive.

“Warrington ask a lot of questions of you defensively, with the width that they play with. Tony (Smith) always tries to promote playing football, and if there’s an offload opportunity there, they’re going to take it,” added Radford.

“Likewise, they probably give you a lot of opportunities too. It’s a really big day for us to defend really well and be energetic, but it’s also a day for taking our chances too.

“I think they will give us a chance to attack and put air on the ball. It’s no secret we’ve struggled slightly with Joe (Westerman) not being in the side.

“A lot of the shifts and structures are based around Joe and he tends to be the link between our middle to our edge.

“Up until last week, Joe was to be selected for the game, so we didn’t get the chance to tweak anything. We saw some signs against Salford on our shift plays and hopefully we can build on that.”



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