Hull KR will keep faith in Dixon this weekend

Hull KR coach Chris Chester has revealed that he’s leaning towards sticking with fullback Kieran Dixon for this weekend’s game against Wakefield despite a difficult afternoon at Wembley last weekend.

Dixon made a number of high-profile errors as Leeds romped to a 50-0 win against the Robins, but with Ben Cockayne breathing down his neck to get a shot in the team, Chester has confirmed that he is likely to stick with the former London flier.

“Kieran was in tears after the game on Saturday, but he’s only a young lad who has a big future in the game. I’m not going to kick him while he’s down,” Chester told the Hull Daily Mail.

“I haven’t forgotten that Kieran played a massive part in the quarter and semi-finals, and getting us into the final.

“He’ll play some part this week (against Wakefield) and we’ve got to try and get him some confidence back.

“If you take him out of the team, you probably lose (his confidence) until the end of the year.

“You play him, it gives him that confidence. I’m leaning towards playing him this weekend.”