Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock was happy with his sides performance despite losing to Wigan in the final minutes on Sunday.
Rovers led 26-0 against the Warriors in the first half, before two tries shortly before half time swung the momentum in Wigan’s favour.
Wigan went onto win 42-36, and Sandercock was delighted with his side’s effort but had worries over their defence.
He said: “Not many teams put 36 points on Wigan and we’ve come a long way since they beat us pretty easily at their home ground not long ago. So putting on a performance like that made me proud of them. Yes, we were disappointed; yes, we did let a couple of tries in that we’d normally stop but I’m here to talk about the positives and it bodes well for next season.
“We put 36 points on a team who have been conceding an average of 12 points a game. Our defence was disappointing but if you’d asked me after 35 minutes I’d have said the opposite.
“But that’s unfortunately been the story of our season. We’ve been a little bit too inconsistent in games and we need to work really hard on that during the off-season and come out next year and get our season off to a really good start.”
Sandercock expressed concerns over David Hodgson, who was seriously injured scoring a try.
Sandercock said: “Dave Hodgson is a big worry as it looks like he’s torn a hamstring. He did it when he scored that try and as usual, we lost a player during the course of the game. It was pretty significant to us as we had to re-juggle our left edge and Wigan, to their credit, exposed us badly out there.”