But perhaps behind closed doors, fingers are being crossed by the Robins supporters that their Black and White neighbours can do them a big favour tomorrow night.
Lee Radford’s side travel to Huddersfield Giants in Thursday night’s televised Super League clash, with Hull looking to climb further towards the top-four with victory.
FC will be favourites heading to the John Smith’s Stadium and should Lee Radford’s men secure the two points it would be a big help to KR’s hopes of reaching the top-eight.
The Giants, heavily beaten 37-10 at KCOM Craven Park last week, currently sit four points above the Robins in ninth spot.
With eleventh-placed Rovers hosting Salford Red Devils this Friday, they’ll know their task-in-hand ahead of kick-off. A victory over Salford will lift Tim Sheens’ men up to 10th in Super League, and if Hull have won three days earlier the Robins will sit just two points behind Huddersfield and potentially the same number behind Leeds Rhinos in eighth.
Leeds travel to Castleford Tigers on Sunday looking to put a miserable week behind them having seen head coach Brian McDermott sacked, whilst Catalans Dragons, who are a place and a point ahead of the Rhinos and Giants, take on Wakefield Trinity in West Yorkshire on Saturday evening.
Rovers can only worry about winning their own games in the run-in, but there’s no denying their city rivals can do them a big favour tomorrow evening.