Featherstone Rovers: Milner adds to Rovers’ injury woes

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STAND-OFF WILL Milner has become the latest name on Featherstone Rovers’ injury list.

Coach Jon Sharp confirmed the former Warrington Wolves academy player is facing two to three weeks on the sidelines after suffering ankle damage in the 30-24 defeat by Kingstone Press Championship leaders Leigh Centurions two days ago.

Full-back Danny Craven, who missed the game due to a head injury sustained against Batley Bulldogs in the Challenge Cup a week earlier, could be available for this Sunday’s trip to Oldham.

Sharp said Rovers, who are fifth in the table, one point outside the top-four with a game in hand, will go into that match in buoyant mood, despite the result against Leigh.

Featherstone trailed 22-8 at half-time, but levelled the scores in the second half and had chances to salvage at least a draw after Leigh had regained the lead.

“It was frustrating and encouraging at the same time,” Sharp said of Rovers’ late onslaught.

“We were outstanding, brilliant – really good.

“We played over and above what anybody imagined we could possibly do.

“We were massively down on troops, but the people that played were brilliant and had a really good dig.

“We played smart and executed well and the better team lost.”