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Tetley's Challenge Cup: Danny Tickle sees no reason why Hull FC cannot beat Wigan

Last Updated: 30/07/13 1:46pm

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Danny Tickle: Sees no reason why Hull FC cannot upset Wigan at Wembley in August

Danny Tickle: Sees no reason why Hull FC cannot upset Wigan at Wembley in August

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Danny Tickle is backing Hull FC to upset the odds once more and topple Wigan in the Tetley's Challenge Cup final providing they can repeat their cup form.

While the Black and Whites have struggled in Super League they have produced their best in cup, having followed up a fine victory away at the Catalan Dragons with an improbable 16-12 success over high-flying Warrington in the semi-final on Sunday.

"They might be favourites, but if we turn up with the right mentality, like we did against Warrington, we'll not be far off."
Danny Tickle

Tickle knows Wigan will be the favourites to claim the trophy they last won in 2011, however, the Widnes-bound 30-year-old insists his team-mates can compete with the best.

Chance

"If we play the way we did against Warrington, we'll have a chance," the second rower told the Hull Daily Mail.

"Wigan are experts at grinding out a win and they can also put points on teams, so we'll show them respect.

"We'll look at that in the next few weeks and how Wigan play. Their structures are the same most weeks and they are a similar team to Warrington.

"They might be favourites, but if we turn up with the right mentality, like we did against Warrington, we'll not be far off."

Criticism

Few predicted Peter Gentle's team would set up a clash against the Warriors with the East Yorkshire club down eighth in the standings despite being tipped to mount a title challenge.

Tickle accepts the team have not quite performed up to scratch, although his he positive on their future with a number of youngsters having a break-through season, such as Ben Crooks and Tom Lineham.

"We've had some criticism this year with our performances, and rightly so," he continued.

"But with the young players coming through this club is well placed for the future.

"I'm not looking too far ahead yet, but I'm sure it will be on our minds for the next few weeks.

"We have a short turnaround and we play Widnes on Friday. That's the important game for us now, given our position in Super League."

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