Marc Sneyd says he is enjoying the additional responsibility directing Hull FC around the field as the derby with Hull KR approaches.
Sneyd has been the Airlie Birds’ chief playmaker for the past few weeks with Leon Pryce sidelined with injury.
Jordan Abdull against Widnes, and then Carlos Tuimawave against Wakefield, have been partnered with Sneyd in the halves in the past two games.
“I’m enjoying it but obviously Leon is a huge help when he’s playing,” Sneyd told Love Rugby League.
“Carlos went well [against Wakefield], he’s a real threat all the time and full of energy.”
Sneyd has featured in all six Hull FC games this season. The Airlie Birds ended a three-match losing run last weekend with a victory over the Wildcats.
“It was a win we needed and we’re set for Friday’s derby now,” the half said.
Sneyd is looking forward to a bruising local derby with the Robins, who recorded their first win of 2016 over Salford.
“They will be happy with that win but we’ll just concentrate on ourselves this week,” the 25-year old said.
“Our team looks good, we have a good group here and will be all firing come Friday.
“They are tough and KR is never an easy ground to go to, but that’s why I like them so much it all adds to the game.”