Coventry sign three KR youngsters on loan

Coventry Bears have boosted their squad with the signing of four loan players, with three of those coming from Super League outfit Hull KR.

The three young Robins have moved on an initial month-long deal, with a view to extending their stay if things go well.

Connor Robinson, a hooker or scrum half; Josh Guzdek, a full-back or winger, and Matthew Marsh, a stand off, have a smattering of Super League appearances behind them.

“I am over the moon to secure these three young players to strengthen the squad ahead of our first match against Oxford,” said Bears head coach Tom Tsang.

“The opportunity arose to bring the three Hull KR lads to Coventry through some contacts at the Super League outfit and it was an easy decision to have them join us.

“They have all been in the Hull KR system for a number of years receiving good coaching and forming strong Rugby League habits.

“They are training in a full time environment at KR, under the guidance of a top coaching staff. The lads cover a number of key positions and give us some much needed depth at a crucial time.

“The three players have trained last week and will be with us again this week and so will come into immediate consideration for selection for Fridays game which will give me and the other coaches some difficult decisions which is a great place to be in.”

In addition to the three young Robins, Coventry have also signedback rower Matt Reid from North Wales Crusaders, also on a month’s loan.

Reid, who can also cover centre, knows a few of the Bears players, and apparently approached the club himself with a view to finding some first-team action while his opportunities in Wrexham are currently limited.

“We have recently picked up a number of injuries to our back row players. None of the injuries are long term but we were concerned that we were looking a little depleted in that position,” Tsang added.

“Matt became available and because he covers the positions we require and he is known to a number of our current players it was a good fit.

“He is a big unit which is another quality we need and has a decent turn of speed. He will be available for selection in our first game on Friday and could be a good option, should we decide he has settled in ok at training.”

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