Chester wants change at Hull KR

Hull KR coach Chris Chester was extremely disappointed with the way his team collapsed in the second half of their defeat to Salford.

The Red Devils were behind 12-4 at halftime at the KC Lightstream Stadium, before going on to win 38-18.

Chester knows that things have to change quickly if Rovers are to have any chance of making the top eight this season.

“You’ve got to take the highs with the lows and I was desperately disappointed with that second half performance,” he told his club’s official website.

“I let the boys know after full-time how disappointed I was. We’ve got to get better and things have got to change.

“We’ve started slow after half-time in the last three weeks now against St Helens, Leeds and then again today. It’s something we need to look at as coaches to see who’s out on the field at the start of the second half and if there’s anything we can do to change it.”

While Chester acknowledged that Salford are fast-improving team, he felt that the defeat was more due to shortcomings in his own side.

“Salford are a good football team and we just gave them too many cheap yards and too much cheap field position,” he added.

“A lot of their tries came from fundamental mistakes on our part. We couldn’t keep hold of the ball and we couldn’t catch a ball at times. They’re things you get taught at seven or eight years old and we have to improve.

“It was a case of the same players making the same mistakes today and that’s something we will have to look at in the week.”

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