Hull FC pair Luke Gale and Josh Reynolds warned to clean up the act as Brett Hodgson ponders midfield options. Yorkshire News

Gale will miss his seventh game of the season as he completes his two-game suspension for a trip in Easter Monday’s win over Warrington Wolves.

Reynolds will also sit out of the round 11 clash with Toulouse after receiving a one-game suspension for other contrary behavior against Catalans Dragons. He was accused of intentionally stepping on an opponent.

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The experienced pair have left no doubt that they need to improve their discipline for the good of the team.

Luke Gale was sent off against St Helens. (Image:

“It was probably an error in judgment on Josh’s part,” Hodgson said.

“There are elements that we are still trying to improve. I don’t want to go into too much detail, but they know they have to be clean from this point forward to give us a chance to build some combinations.

“At the moment we don’t have the opportunity to do that.”

Ben McNamara’s back injury means Hodgson must change his team to find a partner for Joe Lovodua.

Josh Reynolds was sanctioned for an incident in the win against the Catalans. (Image:

In the absence of his three top midfielders, Hodgson has been left with a headache.

“Danny Houghton has played there before and Jake Connor has obviously played there before,” Hodgson said.

“Jordan Johnstone has played in the halves and young Jacob Hookem played the last game last year.

“We have a decent amount of options.”

Hodgson will recall Hookem to his 21-man squad but hinted that the Toulouse game comes too soon for the youngster.

“Jacob has spent a considerable period injured, unfortunately for him,” Hodgson said.

“It would have been nice to see him play a few more games before a situation like the one he has now presented itself.

“We’ll see how these next few days go and make a decision.”

The Black and Whites are without the likes of Andre Savelio, Josh Griffin and Adam Swift this week, while Mitieli Vulikijapani will play for the Army at Twickenham on Saturday.

Hull, however, will welcome back Connor Wynne after he sat out the win over the Catalans with a concussion.

“He’ll be competing for that left center position,” Hodgson said.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-27 17:11:15

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