Neil Hudgell: Crucial decisions ahead for Hull KR
CHAIRMAN Neil Hudgell admits "serious discussions" will continue at boardroom level before deciding what the future holds for Hull KR.
Hudgell's comments at last night's end-of-season awards ceremony came after the Mail yesterday revealed the long-term future of the club was under review in light of losses in excess of £500,000.
Whilst Hudgell told supporters that would continue to be the case, he stressed he and vice-chairman Rob Crossland would eventually do what is in the club's best interests.
"There are some serious discussions taking place, as there is at this stage every season," Hudgell said. "I don't want fans to put their money into the club and we end up with a situation like Bradford, although it seems to have worked out well for them.
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"But I don't want supporters to put their money in and we end up in administration.
"We need to refocus our club and make sure we have people prepared to sweat buckets for this club, like Dave Hall and Roy Holdstock did.
"The people who care about the club will sulk for a month about this season, come back and rediscover our enthusiasm for the club."
Admitting he was disappointed with the way the season ended and not making the playoffs, Hudgell believes it is time for a new approach.
"We need to be more hard-nosed and look after the club more," he added.
"When you look at the legacy left by players leaving the club, there's not much this year.
"But Saturday's game in London showed what Hull KR is all about.
"The game was an end-of-season free for all, but there were a lot of fans down there who were very supportive. They summed up the passion, commitment and honesty that our fans have in bucket loads.
"Coming out second best in enthusiasm and commitment in a derby is unforgivable.
"But we rediscovered some of that later in the season with the kids."
JOSH Hodgson picked up the players' player of the year award and the coaches' accolade, while Liam Salter was Young Player of the Year.