Kelly adamant that Rovers must be better

Influential Hull Kingston Rovers halfback Albert Kelly held no punches when asked about Hull Kingston Rovers’ chances in 2016, stating they must be smarter in 2016.

The Rovers gained a reputation for being one of the most exciting teams to watch last year, although their defensive frailties hampered their progress in Super League.

It’s a frustrating fact for Kelly, who admits they must make adjustments tactically to succeed this season.

“We’ve got to be brutally honest with ourselves and improve our game-plan for 2016. There’s a few areas that we need to definitely pick up, intensity and quality-wise,” Kelly told the Hull Daily Mail.

“We’ve got to be more professional in a few areas but it was a good chat with Chris (Chester) at the end of the season.

“You’ve got to take the bad with the good. We had a rollercoaster season, ups and downs and we’ll learn more from the negatives than the positives.

“Going into 2016, we start fresh and we’re looking forward to it.”