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  • Croker, Philippe-Baile (3),
    Goals: Bosc (3),
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  • Murrell, Cockayne,
    Goals: Dobson (2),
  • Super League
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  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 9,073

Rovers boss remains optimistic

Coach believes Rovers will get back in the winning groove soon

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Rovers boss remains optimistic

Morgan: Keeping his team focused

If we keep turning up with that attitude we'll soon win because our effort was very good.

Justin Morgan
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Justin Morgan has urged his Hull Kingston Rovers stars not to get disheartened by their recent run of results.

Jean-Philippe Baile scored a hat-trick as Rovers went down to a 23-12 defeat to the Catalans Dragons on Saturday.

But a second-half fightback from the visitors has given coach Morgan cause for positivity, despite seeing his side slump to their fourth defeat in five games.

"We were really close and I thought the game was there to be won," Morgan said. "Our execution was a bit off but if we keep turning up with that attitude we will win one of these close games.

"I thought we showed some good aggression in defence and decisiveness was back although it wasn't there for the full 80 minutes. That is a good sign.

"There were more positives than negatives to come from this game. There are a lot of reasons why this is a hard place to come and win but that's the same for every team that comes here.

"If we keep turning up with that attitude we'll soon win because our effort was very good."

Impressive

Dragons coach Kevin Walters claimed his side were good value for their win, meanwhile.

"Our defence impressed me a lot and there were a couple of opportunities for them to post points against us but we held them out," Walters said.

"The two points probably mean more to us than they would have Hull KR, who were third in the league before the game. We deserved our win as we worked hard for it."

The Catalans coach also singled out Man of the Match Thomas Bosc for special praise, as the Dragons look to force their way up into the play-off positions.

"Thomas Bosc is a quality player for us and when he plays well he seems to generate a lot of points and a lot of good things around him," Walters added. "We are happy with his form at the minute.

"This win keeps us close to the top eight. This is the money end of the season and we still have aspirations to make the play-offs.

"The only way to do that is to keep winning. We have done that the last couple of weeks and that makes us happy."

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