James Webster is confident ahead of Hull KR road trips

Rovers head coach James Webster.
Rovers head coach James Webster.
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ROBINS chief James Webster believes his side can draw confidence from their 24-20 defeat to the Rhinos at the Lightstream Stadium.

The coach felt his weakened side deserved something from the game after they twice led.

Matty Marsh scored the opening try and, after Jimmy Keinhorst and Rob Burrow put Leeds ahead, Maurice Blair and Ken Sio swung the game back Rovers’ way.

But James Segeyaro and Ryan Hall gave Leeds a decisive advantage, with Kieran Dixon’s late score mere consolation.

“We tried really hard and we deserved something for the effort we put in,” said Webster. “Effort will be a prerequisite in the next seven games.

“We need to be more clinical and we’ll improve a lot over the next seven games.

“That game didn’t tell me anything new. I’m not hiding from the fact that we need to improve our execution.

“Some players were short of experience. We need next week off to work on things.”

Despite facing four away games in the Qualifiers, Webster says: “In an ideal world we’d have like to have those four home games, but we’ve gone away to Leeds and won this year, we’ve beaten Wakefield and Castleford comfortably away from home, so we’re confident no matter what.

“Our away form has arguably been a little bit better than our home form. If you prepare well and turn up with the right attitude, it shouldn’t make too much of a difference and it certainly won’t faze us going away four times.”

HKR lost Albert Kelly midway through the first half to a concussion assessment and James Green left the field with a shoulder injury.

“It was James’s first carry of the game for us and it meant we had to reshuffle around in the middle when we were already a bit light there. It’s his shoulder that he’s hurt but we’ll get him scanned and know more then,” said Webster.