Hudgell admits recruitment may not be complete for 2016

Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell believes the club are heading in the right direction with their recruitment for next season, but admitted they are still searching for another forward.

After seeing 18 players arrive at the club throughout the 2015 season and a further 12 depart, Hudgell has opted for fewer signings this season with strength in depth at the forefront of his recruitment policy.

Six new players have arrived at the club this season, including Leeds trio Thomas Minns, Chris Clarkson and Rob Mulhern who have followed Jamie Peacock, with seven players departing.

Hudgell told the Hull Daily Mail he is pleased with the additions to the squad for next season but said the club are still in the market for a front-row forward.

“We did too much recruitment last year but then again, there were a lot of reasons for doing that,” he said.

“We got a lot of stick for some of the players that we released but on the whole, not many of them have advanced to a higher level.

“You only have to see the long-term deals at the minute, what you would describe as club players, to understand how little talent there is available.

“It’s a really difficult ask to get some decent number of English-born players in some quantity.”

“We’re still actively looking for forwards but we’re more or less where we want to be.”