Featherstone Rovers head coach James Webster has heaped praise on the club for how it is handling the current situation the sport finds itself in with all competitions suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The players are currently adhering to an adapted training schedule to ensure their safety and Webster believes they can turn the current struggles into a positive down the line.

He said on the club’s official site:

“The Club has been brilliant to date in creating a safe working environment for players and staff through extra hand wash stations and equipment sanitation. In addition the Club has this week increased this approach by having the gym equipment sterilised. This has allowed our squad and staff to remain relatively healthy.

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“We are looking at this break in a positive manner in that it will allow some of our players the chance to rest and come back free of injury when the competition resumes.

“Players have been keen to stay active and have been very proactive so that they have been able to continue to stay in good shape whilst not placing themselves or others within the community at risk. The training program will be re-visited next week when we have more information from the government and the RFL.

“I would finally like to thank the supporters for their overwhelming support for myself and the squad so far this season. We are all remaining extremely positive during these uncertain times and will continue to drive on with the goal of getting back out on the pitch in front of our unrivalled fans!”