Hull FC head coach Lee Radford has named his 19-man-squad for Friday’s Super League match at St Helens.
The Black and Whites are without a win in eight matches, and head to Langtree Park to face a side that has only lost four league matches all year.
As reported by UTC over the weekend, Jake Connor is fit and ready to hit the playing field once again, having overcome a hamstring injury. Connor is named in the squad with three games to prove his England worth.
Jordan Abdull is also named, but there is no place for Josh Griffin, who Radford stated was injured last week.
Griffin joins Albert Kelly, Marc Sneyd, Mark Minichiello, Josh Bowden, Chris Green and Joe Westerman, who are all out for the season.
Kelly was very close to playing, but the club have decided against it.
Speaking to the clubs official website Kelly said, “It has been a disappointing season for myself personally.
“If it was up to me, I’d be playing this weekend but with all the new protocols clamping down on head injuries, it’s just not possible.
“It is one of those injuries where you just have to be smart about it.”
Here’s hoping he’s fit and ready for 2019.
Hull Squad: 1. Jamie Shaul, 2. Bureta Faraimo, 3. Carlos Tuimavave, 5. Fetuli Talanoa, 8. Scott Taylor, 9. Danny Houghton, 11. Dean Hadley, 14. Jake Connor, 16. Jordan Abdull, 17. Danny Washbrook, 20. Brad Fash, 21. Sika Manu, 22. Jez Litten, 26. Jordan Lane, 28. Hakim Miloudi, 29. Masimbaashe Matongo, 30. Cameron Scott, 35. Liam Harris, 36. Lewis Bienek.
St Helens Squad: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 4. Mark Percival, 6. Theo Fages, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin, 14. Luke Douglas, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Luke Thompson, 18. Danny Richardson, 19. Regan Grace, 20. Matty Lees, 21. Jack Ashworth, 23. Ben Barba, 24. James Bentley, 25. Aaron Smith, 30. Matty Costello, 31. Jack Welsby.