Hull KR's Michael Dobson 'going nowhere', says Neil Hudgell
HULL KR chairman Neil Hudgell has moved to reassure fans star half-back Michael Dobson is 'not for sale at any price' as rumours persist over a possible transfer.
It comes as internet forums have again been awash with talk of a possible raid for the Aussie half-back from cross-city rivals Hull FC.
Black and Whites owner Adam Pearson remains on the look-out for a top-quality scrum-half for next season following the late collapse of their big-money move to sign Aussie Scott Prince last week.
And, with Rovers recently opting to cash in on a £100,000 offer for stand-off Blake Green, some have pointed to a possible deal being struck for Dobson to make the switch from east to west.
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However, despite speculation mounting, the Mail understands no offer has been made to the Robins by Hull in a bid to tempt Dobson to the KC Stadium.
And given last season's skipper Ben Galea left to join Hull, Dobson is likely to be named as captain of KR for 2013.
Even though reluctant to discuss the matter, Hudgell has assured KR fans Dobson, who has two years remaining on his current KR contract, will be going nowhere.
"I am aware of the repeated speculation regarding Michael's future, but I can assure our fans that he is not for sale at any price," Hudgell told the Mail.
"We don't usually comment on rumour and speculation as this city is prone to ridiculous stories, but I want to assure our fans that Michael will be playing for Rovers – and nobody else – next season."
Dobson was present as KR returned to training yesterday to prepare for the 2013 campaign under coach Craig Sandercock, alongside new signings Cory Paterson, Sean Gleeson, Omari Caro and Alex Brown.