A crowd of over 20,000 is anticipated for the occasion, and Radford, who played in Hull derbies himself, believes that a full house can only add to the intensity of the occasion.
“Having a stadium that is full and bouncing with both sets of fans just adds to the importance of the game, it adds to the atmosphere and adds to the intensity,” he told his club’s official website.
“Once you get the fans behind you and you get them singing they can really play a part in the result.
“The hatred between the two clubs is genuine and runs right through from the youngest supporter to the chairmen.
“There’s not much love lost between the clubs and winning the bragging rights is a must for the supporters and everybody involved with the club.
“It’s a unique fixture in that form goes out the window and the intensity it brings ensures all the players come out fighting.
“The quick succession of games during the Easter period means we can make a real climb up the table I suppose if we get that result. And not only that, you get the bragging rights on top of that as well.
“A win at the KC Stadium against our nearest rivals would get us back on track before we head to St Helens on Monday.”