FORMER Warrington Wolves full-back Brett Hodgson insists his old club will turn around their poor form at some stage.

However, he’s hoping they “give it another week” before doing so as he prepares to bring his Hull FC side to his old stomping ground.

Hodgson spent the final three seasons of his glittering career at The Halliwell Jones Stadium between 2011 and 2013, helping The Wire to a League Leaders’ Shield and a Challenge Cup trophy.

Indeed, his influential display in the 2012 Wembley win over Leeds Rhinos earned him the Lance Todd Trophy.

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Brett Hodgson was influential in The Wire's 2012 Challenge Cup Final win over Leeds Rhinos and won the Lance Todd Trophy for his performance. Picture by Mike Boden

Now, he is in his second season back in Super League as head coach of the Black and Whites and he admits to being surprised by Warrington’s poor form under opposite number Daryl Powell.

“At the start of the year, you’d have definitely suggested they’d have been one of the top teams,” he said of The Wire.

“The thing with Warrington is I don’t think they’re far off. We saw that against St Helens – for large parts of that game I thought they were the better team.

“They started well against Leeds but dipped when they conceded 18 points in around seven or eight minutes, which changed the whole context of that game.

“There were moments against Wakefield when they were good and moments when they weren’t so good, but they’re a team that will turn it around at some stage.

“I’ve got no doubt about that but hopefully they give it another week.”

While Hull will arrive in Cheshire sitting in fifth place – six points above their hosts – all is perhaps not as rosey as it appears in the FC camp.

They have lost back-to-back games against Catalans Dragons and Wakefield Trinity and while their home form stacks up with the best in the competition, they have lost their past five matches away from the MKM Stadium.

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Hull FC players during their defeat in Perpignan last time out. Picture by

They are also missing influential full-back Jake Connor through long-term injury while marquee half-back Josh Reynolds appears set for an imminent departure after an unsuccessful spell in East Yorkshire.

Despite all of that, however, Hodgson feels confident his side will improve on Friday.

“I don’t feel we’re far off,” he said.

“I know public perception at the moment is probably that we’re in a big hole, but I thought we played really well for 70 minutes against Wakefield and unfortunately couldn’t finish that game off.

“Then against Catalans, many teams will go over there and lose that game. They’re a good team and their first half was outstanding.

“We suffered because of the conditions based on the fact we didn’t hold the ball, which is our own doing.

“I’m confident in the team I’ll select this week and we’ll go there confident of performing well.”