Hull can only name 18-man squad for Friday

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford could hand Super League debuts to Masimbaashe Matongo and Ross Osborne against Wigan Warriors on Friday night after naming only an 18-man squad for Friday night.

The duo have been included in Radford’s squad, which includes only 18 players, alongside academy players Jansin Turgut, Jack Downs, Brad Fash, Jack Logan and Jordan Abdull as the injury-hit Black and Whites travel to the DW Stadium.

Radford is missing twelve first-team players for the Super8s fixture, with Joe Westerman, Steve Michaels and Josh Bowden all picking up season-ending injuries in Sunday’s defeat to Warrington Wolves.

They join captain Gareth Ellis, Richard Whiting, Leon Pryce, Fetuli Talanoa, Setaimata Sa, Kirk Yeaman, Chris Green, Jordan Thompson and Callum Lancaster on the side-lines.

The depleted squad to make the trip to Lancashire is one of the youngest ever named by Hull FC in the Super League era with an average age of 21.

HULL FC SQUAD: Abdull, Downs, Fash, Hadley, Houghton, Lineham, Logan, Matongo, Minichiello, Naughton, Osborne, Paea, Palea’aesina, Rankin, Shaul, Sneyd, Turgut, Watts