Wildcats loanee is all set to make his Rovers debut

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LATEST LOAN signing Harry Siejka (pictured) will make his Featherstone Rovers debut at home to Doncaster on Sunday.

The half-back has joined the Kingstone Press Championship outfit from their dual-registration partner club Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on an initial one-month deal.

Rovers coach Andy Hay said: “We needed a half-back and with Wakefield signing Tim Smith it opened up a player for us. It is a month’s loan, so it gives us a bit of stability and we can get him into our system, knowing we have got him for a full month and he can’t be recalled in that time.”

Rovers have also completed the signing of Hull second-rower Liam Kent, who has been playing on loan at Doncaster this year. Hay said Kent is a Rovers player until the end of the year and they then have an opportunity to extend his deal.

Hay has reached a “gentleman’s agreement” with Hull and Doncaster for Kent not to feature in Sunday’s game. Captain Tim Spears is set to undergo surgery to repair a damaged biceps today and will be out of action for up to three months.

Matt James (neck) and Steve Crossley (ill) are in doubt for Sunday, but Greg Worthington could return if he gets through training unscathed.

Gareth Moore will be sidelined for up to four weeks with a knee injury. Rovers have released former Leeds Rhinos academy players Josh Sunley and Jamel Chisholm, plus long-serving back Tommy Saxton. Liam Walmsley is set to join Doncaster on loan.

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