Tim Sheens not thinking of Wembley just yet

Tim Sheens’ Hull KR side might only be two games away from Wembley but his feet are remaining firmly on the ground.

The Rovers performed a second half comeback to beat Salford Red Devils 32-18 on Saturday to go through to the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.

Hull KR are 160 minutes away from reaching the final at Wembley, but Sheens isn’t getting carried away just yet.

Speaking after the game, he said: “It’s a prestigious competition and we want to stay in it if we can so it gives the fans another focus for our season.

“To travel on the day and beat Salford at their place was good. We had a good group of fans turn up and I hope they got their moneys worth.

“I don’t even want to think about Wembley. I haven’t got a tie or a suit! I don’t think I’d be allowed to wear my hat with a suit… But I’m not even thinking about Wembley yet.

“We’ve got next week’s game and then Magic, so there is a lot to do. I just hope we get a home draw. To have a game at our place would be better than travelling but we will see how it comes out of the bag.”

Sheens heaped praise on forward Robbie Mulhern, who has recently received a call-up to England’s senior side, and George Lawler.

He added: “I was really happy with our rotation of subs.

“For a guy like Robbie Mulhern to play 80 minutes, with George Lawler not far behind him, helped us with that extra rotation.

“We are not big in the front-row at the moment. We had two younger guys [Owen Harrison & Adam Rooks] who had two small spells, so everyone else pulled their weight big time.

“To say I’m happy to be through to the next round is an understatement.”

Sheens confirmed Danny Addy and Ben Crooks suffered sore ribs in the game but the duo should be okay to face Huddersfield next week.

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