Sandercock says Rovers have it tough

Hull KR boss, Craig Sandercock believes his side face an uphill battle to bank their play-off place due to injuries and some tricky final fixtures.

The Rovers currently hold a five point cushion over ninth placed Wakefield and can move ahead of Catalan if they turn over Wigan tonight.

But if that wasn’t a difficult task in itself they face rivals, Hull and defending champions, Leeds in the next fourteen days with several players sidelined.

Sandercock was also disappointed by the amount of matches that have been staged away from MS3 Craven Park in the closing stages of the season due to an uneven schedule of fixtures.

“The RFL in their wisdom have allocated us only three home games out of our last nine,” Sandercock told the Press Association. 

“No other team in Super League deals with that but that is the way it is and we will just deal with that the best way we can.

“We just need to turn up the best we can and cross our fingers that in the next few weeks we get a few players back.

“We can’t go on missing six players and remain a force.

“Our first job is to get our injured boys back as soon as possible and try to get some sort of semblance of a full-strength side on the field.”

Sandercock will be without the likes of Cory Paterson, Graeme Horne and Kris Welham for tonight’s match at the DW Stadium.

Opposition coach, Shaun Wane has left out veteran winger, Pat Richards alongside Liam Farrell to give 18 year-old Joe Burgess his debut. 

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