Brad Fash on why Hull FC’s unheralded backroom team are the stars of the season

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Brad Fash on why Hull FC’s unheralded backroom team are the stars of the season

Hull FC’s backroom staff deserve a great deal of credit for helping the Black and Whites compete despite a significant injury crisis this season, according to prop Brad Fash.

Lee Radford’s men moved to within three points of the play-offs thanks to last Friday’s 31-24 victory over Widnes Vikings, despite Hull missing seven squad players on the night.

Marc Sneyd (knee), Joe Westerman (knee), Fetuli Talanoa (ankle), Josh Griffin (knee), Josh Bowden (knee), Jordan Abdull (leg) and Chris Green (infection) were all sidelined but Hull are still firmly in the mix with eleven games left.

Fash is one of those players to suffer with issues like most after spending several weeks on the sidelines due to a broken jaw earlier in the campaign.

Having spent plenty of time with the medical staff during that period, Fash is in a good position to praise those backroom members for their part in ensuring that the injury problems haven’t derailed the club.

“I don’t think we have had a year like this in a long time,” Fash told the Mail.

“In terms of injuries, what we have done as a club and the way we have gone about dealing with the situation has been really good.

“It’s a credit to the staff we have been able to continually field a competitive team and do well with that team.

“Lee, Lasty, Paul Hatton, Adam Whitney, Dave Ferguson and others have done a good job in the physio department as well. They’ve had a lot more work on than normal. They have all done a great job.”

Sneyd, Westerman and Griffin are all expected to be back in action for the Black and Whites at the start of the Super 8s and Abdull should be fit around a similar time.

Green is only a minor issue and could even return for Thursday’s clash on the road at Huddersfield Giants, while Bowden has already been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Hull will also monitor the fitness of Jamie Shaul and Dean Hadley this week after picking up knocks against Widnes.

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