Magic Weekend: Hull FC's Danny Houghton looking for win over Hull KR

Last Updated: 21/05/13 12:20pm

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Danny Houghton: Focused on victory on Saturday

Danny Houghton: Focused on victory on Saturday

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Danny Houghton says Hull FC owe arch-rivals Hull KR ahead of Saturday's Magic Weekend derby at the Etihad Stadium.

The Black and Whites narrowly lost 32-30 to Rovers at the last Magic Weekend, despite leading by 14 points with only 12 minutes to play.

Since then, Peter Gentle's side went down to a 23-10 Good Friday home defeat to their rivals and vice-captain Houghton is looking to gain revenge.

"It's never nice to lose a derby and there is a sense of us owing them one," Houghton told the Hull Daily Mail.

"We'll concentrate this week on getting things right, look at their strengths and hopefully that will take us a long way to getting the win.

"We do owe them. We enjoyed the Warrington win, but knuckled down again yesterday to get the hard work done.

Enemies

"It will be another tough game against our arch enemies in a big derby. Form goes out of the window and it's another we have to win."

"We do owe them. We enjoyed the Warrington win, but knuckled down again yesterday to get the hard work done."
Houghton on Hull KR

The sixth-placed Black and Whites go into the clash with seven wins from their last eight games, including a 23-10 win at high-flying Warrington last time.

"It was just what we needed," he said. "We have started to play some decent rugby in the last six or seven weeks, but people had started to say we'd not beaten a big team.

"So to go there against a very good Warrington side shows how much we've come on in recent weeks.

"We've got a great group and everyone digs in, works really hard and we're working hard at training and we're reaping the rewards now.

"Everyone is buying into what we want to do, working hard from Monday to Friday and busting a gut to help the team out.

"I'm enjoying my rugby. Our style of play is starting to suit me and hopefully I can keep improving."

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