Crooks ‘happy’ at Hull KR but would be ‘flattered’ to receive other offers

Hull KR centre Ben Crooks admits his contract situation is at the back of his mind ahead of the season’s resumption in 10 days time.

The 27-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of this season and despite a prolific start to 2020, he has yet to agree a new contract with the Robins.

Since joining the East Hull outfit permanently in 2019, Crooks has rediscovered top form and he is keen to carry that on and earn a new contract in the coming months.

“I am happy where I am,” he said. “I enjoy everything about the club, having game time as well as training with the boys.

Crooks has become a favourite of the Hull KR fans. Credit: News Images

“I get on with everyone here, I also have a great relationship with the coaching staff.

“It would be nice to stick around, should I be offered a contract.

“I just have to get back and prove I am capable of rediscovering my form that I showed at the start of this season which should stand me in good stead for what is to come.”

Prior to the season suspension, Crooks scored seven tries in the opening six games to soar to the top of Super League’s try-scoring charts.

Crooks is Super League’s top try-scorer so far in 2020. Credit: News Images

His performances will certainly have caught the eye of other club’s and the former Hull FC and Castleford man is prepared to look elsewhere.

“If the club decide not to keep me I will respect their decision before looking at my options and going from there,” Crooks explained.

“I would be flattered if I receive offers from other clubs. You can’t help but have a contract situation at the back of your mind.

“My main focus is making sure my neck injury has improved and I can get back, not only playing, but at the high standard I set myself at the start of the season.

“Whatever happens after that is entirely out of my control. I can only give my all to Hull KR and hopefully, I will impress them enough for more time.”

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