Chester keen to avoid “overkill” in pre-season

Hull Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester has said that the club will look to have less pre-season games ahead of 2016 in a bid to avoid “overkill”.

Rovers could have as few as two friendlies to serve as preparation for next season, with Chester of the opinion that three could be too many.

And he said that after another slow start to the season in 2015, correcting their level of friendlies could be the thing that is holding them back.

“I don’t want to go with too many friendlies before the start of next season,” Chester told the Hull Daily Mail.

“I think three friendlies is overkill so we’re looking at two friendlies, hopefully against Super League sides.

“This year, we have some consistency in the squad so that won’t be a problem but we’re not just basing our decisions on what we did this time last year.

“We’ve started seasons slowly for a while now and we need to have a look at what we do on our camp and we need to have a look at our pre-season friendlies as well.”