Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock has refused to allow Greg Eden to play against his parent club for loan side Salford on Saturday.
The exciting but inconsistent full-back is on a month’s loan with the Red Devils and was hoping to use Saturday’s Super League clash to force his way back into Sandercock’s plans.
However, that was a risk the Robins coach didn’t want to take.
“He’s a class player,” he told the Hull Daily Mail.
“We wouldn’t want him playing against us at this stage. Most clubs with a short loan agreement in place don’t allow their players to play against them.
“I’ve watched the games [for Salford] and he’s going okay. It’s good he is getting game time at the high level.”
On what he plans to do when the loan expires, Sandercock added: “We have to see how Greg plays in the next couple of weeks. I have to see how our squad is going with injuries. Ben Cockayne [currently playing full-back for the Robins] was arguably our best player against Widnes and he’s in a rich vein of form at the moment.
“Greg’s at Salford for the month and it’s up to them what he does this weekend. The only proviso is that he doesn’t play against us.”