Hull KR chief executive Paul Lakin remains upbeat about the club’s prospects this season despite seeing a seventh consecutive game postponed due to Covid-19.
Rovers were due to travel to Salford on Thursday evening only to see the clash postponed after fresh cases were identified in the Red Devils camp.
KR made attempts to arrange another game at short notice – as they did last week when they stepped in to face Catalans Dragons – but have been left frustrated in their efforts.
Lakin is still hopeful the club will fulfil the minimum number of 18 fixtures needed to be eligible for the play-offs, with the next opportunity against Catalans at Craven Park next Monday.
“We are naturally very frustrated; this is our seventh consecutive postponed game and there is no doubt that the track and trace protocols are badly hurting the sport,” a statement read.
“As we showed by flying out to France at short notice over the weekend, we are desperate to play but unfortunately we aren’t able to rearrange a game for 48 hours’ time.
“Whilst neither Huddersfield nor Leigh has a game this round, it wasn’t possible to bring forward our away fixture to play either of them for stadium operational reasons.
“We now look forward to playing Catalans at home on Monday for our first game in front of our fans since the lockdown restrictions were fully lifted.
“With nine scheduled fixtures remaining – and we believe also an opportunity to play two rearranged games before the regular season concludes – we are excited and determined to give everything we’ve got to what feels to us to be the start of the second half of the season.”