Hull KR head to Salford short of stars after quadruple injury blow

Hull KR shocked Wigan at the weekend in their opening Super League game to get the Willie Peters’ era started with a bang but they’ve paid the price for such a physical performance, with four players missing from their round two squad.

The Robins head to the AJ Bell Stadium to take on Salford Red Devils, Paul Rowley’s men also winning in week one in impressive fashion against new boys Leigh Leopards.

Key to the success of Rovers was their back-line with Lachlan Coote impressing at full-back, Ryan Hall doing his usual huge carries for huge metres and captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall scoring a hattrick to secure the win.

However on Thursday night Peters won’t have either Coote or Hall available for selection, both left out of the 21-man squad with injuries which will be a huge blow for the prospect of a second win on the bounce.

Rovers announced their squad via Twitter and the likes of Will Dagger or young Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e could deputise at full-back.

Hall will also need to be replaced after not returning for the second-half but there’s also injury problems in the pack.

New signing Rhys Kennedy failed a HIA which means that per the new protocol he’s unable to return within 12 days and therefore he’s an obvious absence from Rovers’ pack.

The other man is Matty Storton although like Lachlan Coote it’s unclear what the issue is for Storton.

Rovers will be hoping that this early injury spree isn’t a sign of things to come following their torrid time last year which saw them end the season taking just 16 men to face city rivals Hull FC.

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