Radford calls on Hull fans to help beat Leeds

Hull FC coach Lee Radford wants his club’s fans to make the KC Stadium as intimidating a place as possible when Leeds come to visit on Friday.

The Airlie Birds face the Rhinos for the second time in six days, with a place in the Challenge Cup semi-final at stake.

“We are going to need the fans,” Radford said.

“I’m going to be getting up and off my seat screaming and shouting and I want them to do the same.

“They have been fantastic in recent weeks and I hope we can reward that on Friday.

“We need to make the KC Stadium as uncomfortable and formidable as we possibly can for the Rhinos.

“It was great to see so many turn out at the Magic Weekend and in France, then again at Headingley on Sunday.

“They can have a massive influence for us this Friday. That’s what I’m hoping for.

Hull lost 32-20 to Leeds last weekend, and were also beaten by Catalans the week before.

Nevertheless, Radford felt that there were plenty of positives to take from both games.

“Our boys showed a great effort and great attitude and had plenty of chances against both Catalans and Leeds,” he said.

“We know what we have to fix, the execution wasn’t good enough. Four days between each game doesn’t give you a lot of time but we’ll tweak the approach and hopefully get things right on Friday night.

“Last week’s game showed us that the Rhinos are definitely beatable. We just need to tidy up our decision making and, if we do that, I’m sure we can turn the result on its head.”

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