Rival boss leaves ahead of Leigh trip

Andy Hay, former Featherstone coach
Andy Hay, former Featherstone coach

Featherstone have announced the departure of head coach Andy Hay following Sunday’s loss to Dewsbury.

Rovers visit Leigh on Sunday and Hay’s exit comes just days after he guided his side to a shock win over Bradford.

A statement from the club suggested Hay, the former Leeds forward, had left after a difference of a opinion with chairman Mark Campbell.

The development comes with Rovers still in contention for promotion.

The 32-30 loss to the Rams at the Big Fella’s Stadium ended a run of four consecutive victories but left them outside outside the crucial top four places only points difference. They still have three regular season games remaining.

The statement read: “Featherstone Rovers Chairman Mark Campbell and Andy Hay have been unable to agree on circumstances surrounding the club’s recent form, which has led to these new developments. Featherstone Rovers will not make any further comment at this time.”