Chester wants play-off rugby from Hull KR

Hull KR coach Chris Chester wants his side to adopt a play-off mentality when they face the travel to face Widnes this weekend.

The Vikings are one point ahead of Rovers in the Super League table, and currently occupy eighth place.

“It’s like a play-off game for us and we’ve been preparing the best we can to get the win,” Chester told his club’s official website.

“I would agree with those saying that it’s a must-win game. If we lose, it puts us three points behind Widnes with four games remaining and it would be a tough ask to claw back those points.

“It’s a massive game for the club and we need to win to keep our chances of reaching the top eight alive. If we do get the two points, it’s in our hands from there and that’s all we can ask for.”

Chester belives that Widnes pose a number of challenges, not least in their strong home form.

“Widnes is a tough place to go, they have a pretty good record at home and the i-Pitch there isn’t the best surface to play on,” he added.

“They are pretty physical and also have one of the best half-backs in the competition in Brown. He crucified us in the game at our place with a bit of individual brilliance that cost us.

“There has been a lot of talk about him being injured but I fully expect him to play and we are preparing for him to play. We’ve done our preparation and we know we need to be switched on for 80 minutes.”

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