Ian Watson has told his Salford Red Devils to be wary of a revitalised Hull FC under Andy Last.

Despite being in charge for almost five months, this will be Last’s first game as the club’s interim head coach, taking the reins following Lee Radford’s sacking in March.

The Black and Whites hardly enjoyed the best start to the campaign, winning just three of their opening seven games, but Watson is braced for a different Hull side this time around, with almost all of their key players fit and expected to be involved.

“It is Hull’s first game without a recognised head coach.” Watson said.

“Normally it is the week after and you usually see a big response. However, Hull have had several months of lockdown to regather themselves and should be fully fit and raring to go.

“If you look at their squad and what Lee Radford actually built there, they are full of quality.

“Andy has a lot of players to choose from and we are mindful of that.

Hull FC's Danny Houghton in training after the Coronavirus Covid-19 lay-off

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“We know have to stay alert, stay fit as we have been practising all week in training but we are more than capable as we showed prior to the lockdown.

“We expect a stern test from them this weekend and hopefully, it should be entertaining game of rugby league.”