Hull KR loanee Craig Hall staying at Featherstone Rovers and aiming for promotion

CRAIG HALL says he will be with Featherstone Rovers in 2021 and the whole squad wants to “pay back” benevolent chairman Mark Campbell by securing promotion to Super League - this year or next.

Craig Hall, left, with Featherstone Rovers CEO Davide Longo (PIC: FEATHERSTONE ROVERS)

The versatile former Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity back is on a season-long loan from Hull KR.

His contract with the Robins is up at the end of the season and he has revealed he will be staying at the Championship club next term.

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Hall scored three tries and 13 goals in six Featherstone appearances before the campaign was cut short due to coronavirus in March and there is still no decision on whether it will resume or not.

But ambitious Featherstone - who confirmed on Friday that former Leeds Rhinos and England second-row Brett Ferres has extended his contract into 2021 - hope to be able to get started and make a push for promotion having narrowly missed out to Toronto Wolfpack in last year’s Million Pound Game.

Super League resumes on August 2 but 32-year-old Hall - still furloughed - said: “Nobody knows what will happen this season which is not good at all.

“But we’d love a shot at promotion this year; we’ve a really good squad and started the season really well so we’d love to get back on and have a shot at Super League.

“Whether it will happen or not who knows as there’s still no date set for the Championship return.

Craig Hall in action for Hull KR against Warrington Wolves last season (SWPIX)

“They will have to sort Super League first, as they are, and then move down to Championship but we definitely need a definite answer soon.

“If we’re going to go back and there’s nothing to play for it will be tough to get motivated.

“Mark (Campbell) has treated the lads really well down at Featherstone with the pay and everything.

“We want to just pay him back by - if we can have a shot at promotion - securing it.

“I’m contracted for next year and enjoyed it so far this year so if we don’t get promotion this time hopefully we will do it next year.”

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