‘Magic Sheens’ in ‘no rush to sign new deal’; Plus trio need surgery in readiness for next season

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HULL KR boss Tim Sheens insists he is no rush to sign a new deal at the club and believes everything will get sorted in time.

With club chairman Neil Hudgell hopeful of contract discussions in the next few weeks, Sheens says that this isn’t the time to be discussing new contacts, and is instead focusing on getting the club ready for the Super League.

He has guided them back to the top flight, gaining promotion from Kingstone Press Championship, and is already tied into a lengthy deal at Rovers.

Sheens told the Hull Daily Mail: “It isn’t really up for discussion at the moment. I’m already in a three-year deal and have two years remaining. My mind is focused on next year and that’s all I’m focusing on right now. We’ve plenty of time to look at that down the line.

“We have been working hard the last few weeks and now we’re promoted there’s lots of meetings, but it is not just the roster, we’re looking at absolutely everything in the club to get ready.”

Meanwhile centre Andrew Heffernan, prop Nick Scruton and captain and hooker Shaun Lunt may all miss the majority of pre-season in readiness for the Super League due to needing surgery on various injuries.

Heffernan who has had a shoulder problem went for surgery last week and is expected not to return to action until late January. Scruton will need surgery on a wrist injury and possible shoulder problem also. While Lunt is still awaiting scan results to determine the extent of his injuries.

Sheens said: “Heffernan has been needing the surgery for probably the last five or six weeks but has kept playing and we’ve managed him through.

“Nick has a wrist problem which we’re looking to get done, but he’s also got a shoulder issue which we are looking at. Lunt is having his shoulder looked at and we don’t know if he needs surgery yet or not.

“Danny Addy has torn a pec muscle so he’ll be done for the year too. The players have been playing busted for us.

“Getting the chance to get the surgery done now early is important because if they need their shoulder doing that’s four to six months out depending on how serious. Even Nick with his wrist will be laid up for a couple of months.”

One player who isn’t injured but has been given time off is prop Mose Masoe, he  has returned to Australia for a break before returning early with his family for pre-season.


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