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Hull Kingston Rovers Head Coach Tim Sheens has suggested there was plenty of positive signs despite his sides 28-14 loss to the Warrington Wolves.

Sheens claimed there was a step up from last week’s derby win, however, his side need to be more clinical with their chances.

“I think we created a lot, I said to the boys that we made enough chances to win the game but to didn’t execute.” Said Sheens.

“The struggling kind of side can’t make those chances and we created a lot of them, that’s the good sign, the other sign is that we need to finish more of them.”

“We have the squad and the capability to do so, it’s just continuing to keep our heads down and work hard.”

“I think that we played better in attack than we did last week, we had to against a quality side like Warrington, but sometimes it just came down to the wrong pass at the wrong time.”

“The two halves have only played their first full game together last week; we are running a new young full back so at the moment there are some good signs.”

Sheens also gave an injury update on Rover’s captain Joel Tomkins and Junior Vaivai after both left the field with head injuries.

Tomkins left the field following a late hit from Blake Austin which saw the Australian sent to the sin-bin, whereas Vaivai lasted just three minutes before a clash with Ben-Murdoch Masila.

“It was a yellow card, it was hard for the referee I’m not going to blame him for that, but he had to be carded.” Said Sheens.

“Because he was on the ground it’s not as obvious, but at the end of the day it still damaged him, Joel should be okay, we’re waiting for a concussion test on Thursday.”

“Junior put his head in front of Ben Murdoch which instead of putting it in the right position, it is a typical way to give yourself a concussion.”

“That was one of the aces up our sleeves for the second half. We were going to move Kane Linnett into the second row and then we lost him which chewed up an interchange.”

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