Hull KR's Joe Burgess set for further lay-off after fresh injury challenge

Hull KR will have to wait a little longer to recall winger Joe Burgess after he underwent a small procedure on his knee. The speedster, who has missed the last two games due to concussion complications, will sit out Friday's game against Huddersfield Giants as a result of the issue.

"He ended up going for a scrape out of his knee," head coach Willie Peters said of the winger, who has scored eight tries in ten games since joining the Craven Park club. "So he won't be available this week."

But, barring Oliver Gildart, Peters has a full squad to choose from otherwise ahead of the Giants' visit, with Rovers looking to continue their excellent run of form on home soil.

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Gildart is likely to miss another two games as a result of the knee injury he suffered against St Helens last month, but Rovers still have plenty of options in the outside backs, with the likes of Tom Opacic and Jack Broadbent looking to retain their respective places in the team as a result.

Opacic impressed against Leigh Leopards, scoring a crucial try, while Broadbent has caught the eye since his arrival from Castleford Tigers, scoring four tries in as many games.

Talking about the Giants, Peters added: "The way they attack, they're pretty structured. Off the back of that they've got individuals you can't plan for because they're the off-the-cuff sort of players. We have to look at what we can control and that's sticking to our systems and not taking a breath defensively, because you can't afford to do that against guys like Lolohea and Connor."

He added: "They have instinct, they have reasons why they do things but it might be the last second they see the kick is on or the long back, and they'll go out of that structure. We need to keep moving, not take a breath and our effort and attitude will determine how far we go in closing them down."