Hull KR have been hit with illness, head coach Tony Smith has confirmed.
“I can’t tell you what the squad is going to look like and I mean that hand on heart,” Smith told Hull Live.
“Since Friday, I’ve had about five or six all with the same stomach bug and it’s knocked them out a bit.
“All the guys who have got this bug totally understand now why Deano couldn’t play.”
Smith was keen to take care of his players in the best way possible before putting them into games.
“I’ll just have to make sure a couple of them are OK physically and get the right sort of food in them between now and then.
“Dean was in attendance today and did half of training, but when you don’t eat much for a few days you get a bit light-headed.
“That’s what we’ve got to be careful of. We’ll have to be sensible about how we use people remembering that their energy reserves might not be at their fullest.”