Salter and KR keen to shutdown Brown

Liam Salter believes has pinpointed Kevin Brown as a player Hull KR must shut down in tonight’s game with Widnes.

Brown has been in exceptional form for the Vikings this year, helping them to the top of Super League after four rounds.

The season hasn’t been as kind to Rovers, who have parted ways with head coach Chris Chester after failing to register a win this season amidst a major injury crisis.

However, Salter is of the belief the team has taken a step forward after their display against St Helens.

“We turned a corner in terms of our attitude and that showed out on the field on Friday night,” said Salter.

“With what had happened during the week, I think everybody had that bit of extra motivation and we all turned up with the right attitude and mindset to get the win.

“Hopefully we’ve put some plans in place this week for us to go out and do that, so it’s up to us to execute that on Friday.

“Kevin Brown runs the show for them and our right edge is going to have to be strong defensively because a lot of good stuff comes through what he does.

“We need to be on our game but he can pop up all over the field so we need to be alert and switched on.”

The 22-year-old centre has admitted that Widnes’ much talked about 3G pitch will be a factor in the game, however he insists Rovers won’t be using it as an excuse.

“It can be a disadvantage if you make it that but if you treat it like any other game you shouldn’t arrive with that mindset.

“I suppose they have a bit of an edge because they train on it and they’re used to it. They’ve got a hold on how the ball bounces and how to play.

“We know it’s always a quick game when we go there and we need to turn up prepared for that.”