Hull hooker Danny Houghton knows their destiny is still in their own hands, despite the defeat to Wigan last weekend.
The Airlie Birds have stuttered in Super League either side of their Challenge Cup triumph at Wembley, and are now sat in fourth in the table.
They are just a point ahead of Wakefield and only a further point clear of St Helens.
It means this Thursday’s home game with Trinity is pivotal in the chase for the top four.
Houghton told the club’s official website: “Destiny is still in our hands.
“We’ve got Wakefield on Thursday night and like I keep saying – the ball is in our court and we need to get the two victories.
“If you’re out there – get down on Thursday night and get behind us because it’s the most important game of the year.”
Hull have lost three straight games in the Super 8s and finish the season with a trip to league leaders Castleford.