Morgan hopes to learn lessons
Hull Kingston Rovers coach Justin Morgan insists his engage Super League novices will learn the lessons from their first heavy defeat.
Rovers were rarely competitive as they slipped to a 30-12 defeat at Warrington Wolves and fear they may have lost inspirational captain James Webster with a broken ankle.
But the Robins remain just two points behind leaders Bradford Bulls after the first six rounds and Morgan is determined they will take the positives out of their second defeat and return a better side when they take on Warrington in the Challenge Cup on Saturday week.
"It's a big learning curve for us," he said. "There are lots of positives, such as learning how to deal with situations when you're naturally not on a high.
"Sometimes you get a bit of a flat spot during the week or during the season. I know we're only a short period into the season but it's new territory for a lot of my boys.
"You just have days like that and we need to get a little more resilient when we're feeling like that.
"When things are not going to plan we have to learn to stick with what we practice during the week because we moved away from that a little bit.
"We will need to be better and I am sure they will be better. We will learn and hopefully in the cup tie come with a better attitude and hopefully a better performance"
After conceding early tries to Henry Fa'afili, Paul Johnson and Ben Westwood, Rovers briefly hauled themselves back into the game with Jason Netherton's try just before the break but heads went down at the sight of Webster being helped from the field.
"He attempted to come out for the second half but couldn't put a great deal of weight on it," said Morgan.
"Fingers crossed that it's not too serious but I don't imagine he'll be playing for the next couple of weeks."
Loose forward Tommy Gallagher is also doubtful for the trip to St Helens on Friday after suffering a recurrence of a shoulder injury.