Hull aiming to put five months of hurt behind them when new Super League season kicks off at the KC Stadium on Friday night.
Hull coach Peter Gentle insists he is not taking a risk by playing 20-year-old centre Ben Crooks in tomorrow's Challenge Cup final.
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Hull FC forward Liam Watts will miss the opening month of the First Utility Super League season because of a knee injury.
The 23-year-old former Hull KR prop sustained knee-ligament damage during his side's pre-season friendly defeat at Featherstone last weekend.
"It's obviously disappointing for us and especially Liam who is a big part of our pack," said Hull coach Lee Radford. "His presence will be missed but it presents another opportunity for another of the players."
Curtis Davies is available again for Hull's Barclays Premier League match at Swansea on Monday.
The defender missed the midweek defeat at Arsenal through suspension and boss Steve Bruce must decide whether to recall him in place of James Chester.
Striker Matty Fryatt will also be hoping to figure for Hull having recently returned to the club following a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.
Provisional squad: McGregor, Harper, Davies, Chester, Faye, Figueroa, Bruce, Rosenior, Elmohamady, Boyd, Brady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Koren, Sagbo, Gedo, Graham, Fryatt.
Hull have taken their number of new signings to seven with the capture of former Australian Schoolboys captain Jordan Rankin from Gold Coast Titans on a two-year deal.
The 21-year-old stand-off will be a straight replacement for Daniel Holdsworth, who was released at the end of the 2013 season to enable him to return to the NRL, and was signed on the recommendation of his new half-back partner and former team-mate Jacob Miller.
Rankin made his NRL debut at the age of 16 but went on to make just 17 further appearances.
He will line up alongside Mickey Paea, Iafeta Paleaaesina, Chris Tuson, Jordan Thompson, Tom Biggs and Fetuli Talanoa at the new-look Black and Whites.
Hundreds turned out today to pay their last respects to a man who made his name in the rough and tough world of rugby league - and ended up inspiring a nation with his incredible fund raising.
Steve Prescott defied the odds for so long after being diagnosed with cancer but eventually lost his battle with the diseases just over a week ago. He played for Hull FC and Wakefield and dozens of international stars were in Saint Helens today to say a final goodbye. Emma Wilkinson reports.
Taylor Prescott spoke about his father at his funeral in St Helens - he said one day he hoped to make his Dad as proud as he is one of his father's achievements. Taylor said when his Dad was first diagnosed when he was 5 he promised that he would always do his best.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of St Helens ahead of the funeral of St Helens rugby league star Steve Prescott.
The 39-year-old passed away after battling a rare form of stomach cancer for the last seven years. He raised almost half a million pounds for research in a series of endurance challenges, including marathons, walks and bike rides. The money raised went to the Steve Prescott Foundation.[
Prescott was part of an all-conquering St Helens team. An outstanding full back, he scored 340 points for his home town club during five glittering seasons.
The funeral will take place later today of Rugby League legend Steve Prescott, who died last week aged thirty-nine after a long battle with cancer. He played for St Helens, Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity and was awarded an MBE for his fundraising efforts for cancer research.
The funeral of former Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity rugby league star Steve Prescott will be held on Monday , November 18.
The 39-year-old former Great Britain full back died at the weekend after a long battle with cancer.
A Requiem Mass will be held in Lowe House Church in his hometown of St Helens followed by a private committal St Helens crematorium.
Hull FC is to open a book of condolence in memory of former player - and prolific fundraiser - Steve Prescott, later this week. It will enable fans to pay tribute to the father-of-two, who has died, aged 39, after a long battle with cancer.
Since being told his illness was terminal, seven years ago, Mr Prescott raised half a million pounds for charity. A book of condolence has already been opened at St Helen's, where he also played.
A book of condolence for Hull FC rugby legend Steve Prescott will be available for fans to sign at St Helen's ground, Langtree Park, all this week. And one is expected to open at the KC Stadium later this week for the people of hull to leave their tributes.