Hull KR: Lachlan Coote is aiming to end time at St Helens with a hat-trick at Old Trafford

HULL KR-bound Lachlan Coote admitted moving to Super League was a gamble but on Saturday he can hit the jackpot.

St Helens's Lachlan Coote has a guard of honour and congratulated by Alex Walmsley at the tunnel after his last home match at the Totally Wicked Stadium. Picture: Allan McKenzie/

The Scotland international full-back hit a low three years ago when, unwanted by the North Queensland Cowboys, he began contemplating moving into the second-tier Queensland Cup to wind down his career.

But then St Helens came calling and, after signing a three-year deal, he has not looked back.

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The classy Australian, 31, helped Saints end a five-year wait by winning the 2019 Grand Final in his first season in England and played a key role in their title retention last November.

Now he has the chance to bring the curtain down on his Saints career on a high by completing the hat-trick when they take on Catalans Dragons at Old Trafford on Saturday.

“The main reason I signed was to try to win a trophy so to go back to back and then go to a third Grand Final is a great achievement,” said Coote, who is joining the Robins on a two-year deal in 2022.

“It would be unreal to go back to Old Trafford and finish on a high there.

“I’m grateful to be part of this special group. Coming here after 2018, I was thinking my career was done and Saints probably saved my career really.

“I had a bad year in 2018 with a run of injuries and a coach that probably didn’t want me to be there. You then start questioning yourself and your self-confidence.

“It was a case of thinking I’d go back to a Queensland Cup team and finish off my career there but then Saints came into play and I took the gamble of moving the family all the way across the other side of the world to chase something.

“I tried to prove a point to myself my career wasn’t ended.

“Since I’ve been at this club, from day one I’ve been respected, it’s felt like somewhere I belong.

“It’s been a great place to be around and the people and players have brought the best out of me.”

Coote also won the Challenge Cup this year and been one of Suepr League’s top performers.