There has been talk that Castleford Tigers star Niall Evalds could head to Hull KR.
Yesterday, Willie Peters confirmed that the Robins are interested in the fullback.
Now, Andy Last has all but confirmed that the fullback will be leaving the club.
“Yeah, it’s a tough one with Niall. We haven’t seen the best of him in the two years that I’ve obviously been on board from a first team coaching point of view,” he said on BBC Radio Leeds.
“We’re not in a position at this moment to make him an offer because he’s not playing. We need to make sure that we cut our cost accordingly and spend our budget wisely.
“At the moment, the fact that he’s not playing makes it difficult to really put a strong case to say, right, we’re definitely going to make this amount of money available to him from a signing point of view.
“So, it’s tough. When those contracts are given out and you go past that deadline, all the teams are able to inquire and make offers to them. Some teams may be afforded a little bit more budget than we’ve got.
“So, Niall is a good player and a good kid. Unfortunately, we haven’t quite seen the best of him. It makes it difficult to really stake a claim and say, right, we’re going to invest X amount into this player when he hasn’t been able to get on the field.
“So, it’s a challenge, but that’s the nature of obviously this open window in terms of recruitment.
“We’re not in a position to make a move on Niall at the moment.”