Hull FC have learned their route through the remainder of the 2020 season and the players and fans alike will be studying the fixture list carefully.
The Black and Whites restart the season with a trip to Headingley to play Salford Red Devils and they end it in manic fashion with nine games being crammed into six weeks before the visit of Wigan Warriors on the final day.
With that in mind, Hull Live takes a look at five key dates in the coming months
August 9 - Salford (a)
After the start to the season they had, FC need to get off to a fast start when the action gets going again if they are to turn their campaign around.
Deep down Andy Last will know his side could have been pitched against tougher opponents than Salford for their first game back, but he’s not naïve enough to expect anything other than a test against Ian Watson’s side.
Last season’s Grand Finalists have been tough to predict this year, beating Wigan and Toronto, but they have also fallen to disappointing losses against Huddersfield and Wakefield.
Seeing off Salford will be anything but easy, but it’s something Hull must do to instil a huge amount of confidence in the squad moving forward.
September 3/ 4 - Warrington Wolves (a)
The Black and Whites took on Warrington in their last outing four months ago and the result that night still stings.
The collapse was enough for Adam Pearson to remove Lee Radford as head coach, but it will have significantly damaged pride within the squad and they’ll no doubt be itching to right a few wrongs.
As such, FC will welcome the chance to take on Warrington in round 11 and they’ll certainly be looking for some closure.
October 14 - Huddersfield (h)
Games will be coming thick and fast after round 14 when the hope is that fans will be able to attend games.
Unfortunately, FC are away at Castleford in round 14, while question marks hang over where they will meet Toronto Wolfpack the week after. As such, as it stands, it seems Huddersfield's visit to the KCOM Stadium in October might be the first time Hull can play in front of their fans.
October 29/30 - Hull KR (a)
As mentioned, there is hope that stadiums might be able to open their doors by that point in the year and a first Hull derby will be exactly what rugby league fans in this city need after a terrible few months.
It comes in the middle of a period which is sure to make or break Hull’s campaign. Between October 22 and November 13, FC will play six games and they’ll hope to have claimed a play-off spot by the end of it.
November 12/13 - Wigan (h)
In truth, FC couldn’t have asked for a harder end to the season. They’re due to take on St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium on November 8/9 before coming back to East Yorkshire to face Wigan a matter of days later.
Both sides are being tipped to reach the Grand Final and should Hull still be in the mix come the final days, they have the opportunity to make a real statement.