Webster doesn’t rule out new signings

Hull Kingston Rovers’ interim head coach James Webster admits he is unsure how much sway he’ll have in player recruitment.

Webster has inherited a squad full of injuries at the start of his tenure, with Shaun Lunt and Terry Campese set to miss Sunday’s clash against Salford after picking up fresh injuries on their returns in defeat to Huddersfield last week.

The Rovers squad looks light in a number of areas ahead of the gruelling Easter schedule, with injuries almost a certainty in the next couple of weeks.

Many had expected Webster to bring in new faces, but with a new head coach coming in next year it leaves the club in a precarious position, as they will want to free up salary cap space for the next coach to bring in his own set of players.

Although Rovers are thought to have space on the salary cap, Webster is unsure whether he will be given the opportunity to bring in new faces.

“You’d have to speak to Jamie Peacock about that,” he said.

“You’ve got to understand that someone is going to be having this job next year and they’ll want to and should be the person that brings the players in. We understand that we’re a bit skinny in a few places with Easter coming up. We’re always looking to bring in players if possible, but I’m not sure how it fits with the salary cap. I’m still getting to grips with that but we should know in the next two or three weeks.”

One player that has been linked with Rovers is Ryan Brierley, the Leigh halfback that looks set to leave the club at the end of the month.

In the meantime, Webster is focused on Salford.

“Whatever we do now we’ll do better in a month’s time. We want to get going as quick as possible and win some games.”