Cameron Scott says Hull have to look forward not back as they aim to get their play-off bid back on track.
Brett Hodgson’s side slipped out of Super League’s top six after losing 23-12 against Castleford on Thursday – a fifth defeat in six games.
That followed news that both star Australian halfback Josh Reynolds and forward Joe Cator will miss the remainder of the season.
Reynolds has a detached knee ligament and Cator a ruptured Achilles tendon, with both injuries sustained during the 23-22 home derby win over Hull KR.
Meanwhile Kiwi back Carlos Tuimavave (Achilles) and fullback Jamie Shaul (knee) picked up knocks against Castleford.
The Black and Whites head to Salford today (Monday) before a Magic Weekend meeting with Leeds on Saturday.
And centre Scott said: “We can’t dwell on the Castleford game. We had a big occasion with the derby and probably let ourselves down a little bit.
“There’s no time to lick our wounds at the moment. We have to get straight back into it and make sure our attitude is where it needs to be.
“I think we went away from the game plan against Castleford when we were away from the ball, and that cost us.
“There’s plenty to go on but we need to get back into it, focus on our training and get the right intensity in the remaining games.”
Former England Academy skipper Scott, who was signed from Bradford in 2018, is enjoying a lengthy run in the Hull side.
“Consistency has been my biggest thing,” said the 21-year-old, who has had loan spells at Doncaster, Dewsbury, York and Leigh.
“I’ve been in different position and on different edges all year coming off the bench and playing different roles.
“But I’ve really settled in that left edge and that’s probably my preferred position.”
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