KR’s Robinson in line for Fax appearance at Hunslet

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Halifax coach Richard Marshall looks likely to make first use of the club’s dual-registration deal with Hull KR ahead of Friday night’s Championship trip to Hunslet (8.0).

Rovers’ hooker or half back Connor Robinson trained with Fax on Tuesday night and seems certain to act as understudy to in-form number nine Ben Kaye at the South Leeds Stadium.

Marshall, who is already without injured hooker Ryan Maneely, turned to his former teammate and Rovers’ coach Chris Chester for help after seeing on-loan half back Danny Craven recalled by Widnes on Tuesday morning.

Craven, who scored two tries in last weekend’s 40-22 win at Featherstone, has returned to Cheshire because of injuries in the Vikings’ camp.

“Connor has come in this week and will be in the squad; he’s trained extremely well and he looks very sharp,” said Marshall.

“He’s quick and his distribution looks good, so he will give us options.”

Marshall’s position has been further compromised by the decision - taken before Craven’s unexpected exit - to allow utility back Chris Taylor, who can play half back, to join Whitehaven on a month’s loan.

The former Wigan player has slipped behind Steve Tyrer and Ben Heaton in the race for the centre spots.

“Chris needs to play and he’ll get that chance at Whitehaven,” said Marshall.

“The timing looks a bit odd now with Danny going back, but I don’t go back on my word and I’m not sure Chris would have played this week in any case.”