Eaton unhappy with tackle on Gee

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FORWARD MATTY Gee could miss relegation-threatened Hunslet Hawks’ home four-pointer against Workington Town in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield on Sunday.

Gee, on loan from Salford Red Devils, was hurt in what Hawks coach Barry Eaton alleged was a spear tackle early in Dewsbury Rams’ 32-20 win two days ago.

Eaton said: “Matty’s neck, shoulder and arms are stiff and he is a doubt for this week.”

Hawks did not receive a penalty for the challenge, which Eaton felt should have resulted in a red card.

“He had two goes at him and only Matty Gee’s late reaction to put his hand down saved him from potentially a broken neck,” said the Hawks boss.

“The fact it wasn’t penalised, never mind red carded, is baffling.

“It happened four minutes 45 seconds into the game and now if their player gets charged the team that will benefit are Whitehaven, who Dewsbury play in two weeks’ time.”

Hawks are also reeling from the news prop Michael Haley could miss the rest of the season. He suffered a fractured scaphoid in Sunday’s game and will be sidelined for around six weeks.

Eaton said: “He is in pot and it could be season over.

“It’s a blow because he was in top form.

“We are losing key players, but it will give somebody else an opportunity.”