WARRINGTON Wolves should heed the motivation being felt in the Hull FC camp ahead of the Super League play-off clash at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Thursday, kick-off 7.45pm.

Black and Whites vice-captain Scott Taylor says the Hull players are determined to make the most of their unexpected tilt at Grand Final glory by claiming a place in history.

The decision to expand the play-offs from four to six teams has opened an unexpected door for FC.

A win over Warrington would hand Andy Last’s men a trip to Wigan in the semi-finals next week, but the 2020 Grand Final will be staged at the KCOM Stadium and the prop forward, who was a winner at Old Trafford with Wigan in 2013, says it would be extra special to achieve the feat with his home-town club.

“It’s been a weird year and how more weird would it be if we end up coming from nowhere and getting there?” he said.

“That would be sort of immortality as an FC player, no FC team has ever done it.

“We know there’s a lot of hard work ahead, it is going to be the hardest route, we have to get through Warrington, Wigan and Saints but, if we get the win on Thursday night, we’re one win from a Grand Final.

“If you’d have said that to us three or four months ago, we would have laughed in your face. It just shows how much things can turn around.

“There was a bit of luck with the format changing but we’ve done everything else ourselves to get us into this position.

“We’re one win from a GF in our own stadium, which has never happened before and probably will never happen again in Super League.”

Hull were sitting in eighth place in September but clinched a play-off spot with four wins in their last five matches of the regular season and Taylor says they will go into the play-offs as one of the form teams as they look to make amends for their 37-12 and 38-4 defeats by the Wolves this year.

“It’s taken a while and a lot of hard work but the boys are building some confidence,” he said.

“In the past when we’ve got into the play-offs, we probably ran out of steam and got beat by the team in form. Hopefully it will be the other way around this time.”

Hull’s interim head coach Andy Last, who was on the club’s backroom staff for their only previous Grand Final appearance in 2006, when they lost 26-4 to St Helens, says his players have discussed the prospect of playing the title decider at home.

“We can’t look past this week but the guys have spoken about how special it would be to play a Grand Final on home soil,” he said. “It would be superb and something that would live long in the memory.

“I think it’s a crying shame this club hasn’t played in a showpiece Grand Final on more than the one occasion.”