Josh Bowden will make his return from injury for Hull FC off the bench at Magic Weekend.

The prop forward has been absent for over a year after rupturing his ACL in May 2018 but after featuring for the reserves a fortnight ago, he is fit to pull on the Black and White shirt once more this afternoon.

Bowden will start on the bench with head coach Lee Radford sticking with Mickey Paea and Scott Taylor in the front row.

Elsewhere, FC are still without skipper Danny Houghton, who misses the game against Huddersfield Giants at Anfield through a calf problem.

Sika Manu comes back into the squad after missing last week and starts on the bench, meaning Dean Hadley keeps his spot in the back row.

Hull FC: Hull FC: Jamie Shaul; Kieran Buchanan, Josh Griffin, Jake Connor, Ratu Naulago; Albert Kelly, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Danny Washbrook Mickey Paea; Dean Hadley, Mark Minichiello; Joe Westerman

Bench: Josh Bowden, Chris Green, Sika Manu, Brad Fash.