Eden back with Rovers


6th June 2014

Hull KR have recalled full-back Greg Eden from his loan spell at Salford Red Devils after losing his replacement, Ben Cockayne, with a serious knee problem.

Cockayne, who has made a successful switch to full-back from the wing, is set to miss most of the rest of the season after picking up the injury in Sunday's 54-12 defeat at Castleford Tigers.

"Scans have shown the injury is worse than first feared and the former England Knights international is now expected to be ruled out for 10 weeks," said a club spokesman.

"As a result, the Robins have recalled Greg Eden from his loan spell at Salford Red Devils and he will come into contention for the clash with Warrington Wolves at the KC Lightstream Stadium next Friday."

Eden made five appearances for the Red Devils and, although his initial one-month loan spell was extended, Rovers retained the right to recall him at any time.

Hull KR's heavy defeat at Castleford proved particularly costly, with prop Michael Weyman sent off and subsequently banned for two matches for abusing the referee and second rowers Kevin Larroyer and Jordan Cox both sustaining fractured ankles.