Cockayne relishing Rovers return

Returning Hull KR winger Ben Cockayne is “over the moon” to be back at Craven Park.

The 30-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Robins, who he left in 2011 after a series of disciplinary problems, following a two-season spell at Wakefield, where he scored 28 tries in 56 appearances. He has finally joined up with his new (and old) team-mates and is back in training.

“It is awesome to be back, I’m over the moon with it to be honest,” he told League Express.

“Just being back and being able to continue the relationship I’ve got with the fans is amazing.

“There’s still a few boys there from the last time I was at Hull, and the Chairman and I have remained very good friends since I left.” The Yorkshireman believes his side’s fortunes in 2014 depend entirely on how well the new arrivals blend into the current set-up.

“I’m certainly confident in the squad we have put together – there are 10 new faces so it is now a case of working hard together and gelling.

“Craig Sandercock [head coach] and Chezzy [Chris Chester, assistant coach] are pretty thorough the way they go about training. I’m sure we have enough chances to get a good understanding of each other.”