Keighley give their full backing to coach Rhys Lovegrove

Keighley have defended head coach Rhys Lovegrove following a few poor results.

Lovegrove is the Cougars’ third coach this season after the departures of Craig Lingard and Phil Larder.

Keighley have lost three from their last five games, but Cougars head of rugby Gary Moorby has urged supporters to stick by Lovegrove.

He said: “I have noticed that there have been question marks raised about Rhys and his coaching ability due to him being a “rookie coach” and I do not share any doubts and I am confident he is already developing into a very smart and competent young coach.

“Yes, this may be his first opportunity as a head coach but he has done some coaching at other clubs and he is a natural in the role.

“He has a wealth of experience at the highest level and he has been very well coached from a young age.

“Just ask the likes of James Feather or Jack Miller and they will tell you how highly they rate him as a coach.”

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