“It’s another one we’re not expected to win, Hunslet are a division above and will be favourites,” he said.
“But we can test ourselves and see how far we are off that level because it’s the level we want to be at in two or three years.
“Let’s see how far we’re off now and how far some of the players in the squad are. We’ll prepare this week to give them a really good game and give it our best shot.”
“We gradually ground them down and finished the game really strongly, we’re not doing too badly at the moment.”
Looking ahead to Sunday’s Cup tie he said: “We know a little bit about them from last year, they beat us in one of our games and we’re certainly aware that they can be a threat.
“They’ve got a new coach in Lee Greenwood, who I know really, really well. He’s already looking like he’s stamping his authority on the club.
“They’ve had a decent pre-season, played some decent sides and if they’ve not won they’ve been really competitive so he’ll have them pumped for a Challenge Cup shock.
“We’re certainly preparing 100 per cent, as we would do for every other game.”