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Hodgson signs contract extension

David Hodgson will be wearing the red and white again next season having signed a one-year contract extension with the Robins.

The 31-year-old winger joined the club from Huddersfield ahead of the 2012 season on a two-year deal with the option of a further year which both he, and the Robins, have taken up. With 27 tries in 38 appearances for the red and whites, Hodgson has proven to be a shrewd acquisition and he’s looking forward to continuing his Hull KR career.

“We’ve got a good team down here and we just need to build on that,” he said. “This is a great club to play for, they’re my hometown team and staying here next season was always what I wanted to do.

“As long as you’ve got young players coming through, which we have, then the team is only going to get better. The likes of Liam Salter and Jordan Cox are young lads who have played a lot this year and they’re only going to be better for that experience. I’m getting a bit older now but still feel good and am delighted that I’ll be a Hull KR player for another season at least.”

Hodgson is also happy that he’ll be playing under the tutelage of Craig Sandercock and added:

“Sandy works really hard and a lot of that work goes unseen. He puts a lot into the club and the run of results we’ve had recently is evidence of that. We’ve beaten some teams that perhaps people didn’t expect us to and if we can keep building then we’ll be ok.”

Sandercock himself is delighted that Hodgson will be part of his squad in 2014 and said:

"Dave is a pleasure to coach. He is the ultimate professional and the way he goes about his training and preparation is a great example for our young players. On top of that he has been one of our most consistent performers this year."

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