Sandercock focused on Wakefield
Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock is refusing to allow mounting speculation over his future affect his preparations for tomorrow's Super League game against Wakefield Wildcats at MS3 Craven Park.
Sandercock, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is under increasing pressure after four defeats in the last five matches left the Robins struggling to reach the play-off, with chairman Neil Hudgell announcing he will make a decision on his future in the next few weeks.
"Of course, I'd love to stay," Sandercock said. "My family enjoy it here, I really enjoy it.
"But it's not about me, it's about the players and this great club.
"I turn up and work hard seven days a week. It's all about the players, it's not about me. That's what I'm here for."
Rovers have suffered a body blow with the loss of Australian second rower Cory Paterson through suspension but Sandercock is hoping to get centre Kris Welham back from injury.
"That would be a big boost," he said. "He's one of our best players and our vice-captain and, if he plays, he'll be up against Dean Collis, who has been one of the form centres in the competition. That should be a good tussle."
Rovers have already lost to the Wildcats this year and Sandercock is expecting a difficult test from Richard Agar's men.
"Wakefield are a very good attacking side who use the ball well and Tim Smith is the man who pulls the strings for them so we need to make sure we keep him quiet as best we can," Sandercock added.
"They've also got big Ali Lautiti in the back row as well who has a good offload so we need to get our house in order on that front."
Victory for Wakefield would see them leapfrog the Robins in the table and Agar admits the outcome could be crucial in the race for the play-offs.
"There's a long way to go but you would say Hull KR, along with Bradford Bulls and a couple of teams below us, are the ones wanting to be fighting it out for those spots," Agar said.
"In the context of it, it puts a bit more importance on the game."