The French side have won their last three home meetings with Hull FC, with the Black and Whites’ last away win against Catalan coming 28-14 on 15 May, 2010.
The 20-year-old, who’s father Lee was a try-scoring winner in the 1982 Challenge Cup final replay, has scored seven tries in his last two games.
Although Crooks could be key, Airlie Birds head coach Peter Gentle says the influence of his more senior players will be vital on Saturday.
Gentle told www.hullfc.com, “It’s extremely important in a Challenge Cup quarter final that your senior players stand up and lead the way.
“They’ve done that this week at training and we’ll need more of the same at the weekend. The likes of Gareth Ellis, Ben Galea, Danny Tickle and Jacob Miller have all had two or three games in the side now and they’re starting to build some combinations.”
Catalan 19-man squad: Blanch, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Dureau, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard, Simon, Fakir, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Escare.
Hull FC 19-man squad: Arundel, Briscoe, Crooks, Ellis, Galea, Green, Heremaia, Houghton, Lineham, Lynch, Miller, McDonnell, O’Meley, Pitts, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.
These two sides have met once before in the Challenge Cup and as with tomorrow’s tie it was also a quarter-final. Catalan came out on top back in June 2007 with a 26-23 away win at the KC Stadium.
Hull FC‘s season has taken a turn for the worst after five consecutive defeats, but in a cup game form goes out of the window. Away win.