Game time the reason for Johnson exit - Sheens
Josh Johnson decided to leave Hull KR because of his desire for more game time, head coach Tim Sheens revealed.
The 24-year-old Englishman was released from his contract just a week before the start of the new Super League season and he is now searching for new employers in time for the opening matches of the campaign.
Johnson was part of the Rovers squad that gained promotion from the Championship last season but he was limited to six appearances last term, when he played on a dual registration for York City Knights before finishing the year on loan to Leigh Centurions.
Speaking about the prop's exit from the club, Sheens said there were no hard feelings about the departure, which was purely down to the player wanting more opportunities.
"Josh wanted to get more game time," he said. "With the strength and numbers we have in the middle, game time is not something we could guarantee for him.
"But he leaves with our best wishes. Everyone at the club would like to wish Josh all the best for his future endeavours, both on and off the rugby field."
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