Hudgell vows to “smoke out dishonest people” at Hull KR

Hull Kingston Rovers chairman has promised to “smoke out” what he described as “dishonest people” at the club after their shock Challenge Cup defeat at the weekend.

Hudgell tweeted an extraordinary statement which issued an apology to the club’s fans after their 36-22 loss to Oldham, before then declaring that the people in question will be “smoked out”.

“Credit to Oldham, they were deserved winners. Really pleased for Chris Hamilton after nearly 20 years owning the club,” Hudgell wrote on his official Twitter account.

“Ordinarily, I keep things in house, but today was a step too far. My first thoughts are with our fans who have been embarrassed and short-changed.

“They spend money following us they can ill afford, and deserve way better.

“Apologies are not enough, action has to trump words. Too many cheap words by too many people who haven’t bought into what we are trying to deliver.

“We have dishonest people in our club, and they will be smoked out.

“Changes will be made, and we will be better for it. I can assure all our supporters we are working tirelessly to deliver that.”

Make sure you pick up Monday’s League Express – as we have not only the fallout from this, but news of a Super League prop that the Robins are interested in for 2017.