Tony Smith has played down the importance of Sunday’s game against fellow strugglers Wakefield Trinity, insisting it is only the biggest of the season because it is the next one in front of Hull KR.
Only points difference separates the teams and they are both anxiously looking over their shoulder at bottom side London Broncos with four rounds remaining.
The winner will take a big step towards securing their Super League status but regardless of the result this weekend, Smith is confident KR will stay up.
“Whichever game is in front of us is the biggest,” he told Hull Live.
“The following week it’ll be the biggest game and then the following week – it keeps coming. That’s how we approach it.
“Last week I made some decisions about team selection and about making sure we didn’t injure people or play them under fatigue where they’re likely to break.
“If you ask me on paper did I put the best team out names-wise? No. But we put out the best team possible that we thought were physically capable.
“Last week was a really important game for us and we nearly got it.
“This is an important game and we hope to get this one, but it’s not the end of the world if we don’t.
“We’re really positive about what we’re doing at the moment. We feel like we’re getting better and getting our systems better each and every week so we’ll just keep persevering with that and it’ll come through for us.”
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