Beckett ruled out for injury-hit Dewsbury

DEWSBURY RAMS will be without Callan Beckett and Stephen Nash for their trip to North Wales Crusaders on Sunday.

The duo both picked up injuries in the Ramsí 40-34 loss at Whitehaven and could miss their side’s vital Championship clash.

Centre Beckett was sidelined with a knee injury and was due to see a specialist to determine the extent of the damage this week.

Any ligament damage could potentially lay him up for the remainder of the campaign – with only seven regular season rounds remaining.

If ruled out he would become the third player to have their season ended after Aaron Brown and Greg Scott suffered similar injuries.

Prop forward Nash, however, is only likely to miss Sunday’s game after suffering concussion at the Recreation Ground.

And Rams coach Morrison admits that injuries are becoming a real problem for his side.

He said: “We had a few injuries heading into the Whitehaven game and ended up with eight injuries by the end of the game.

“We lost Callan Beckett with a knee injury and he will certainly be out for the North Wales game and beyond, it all depends what the specialist says.

“Stephen Nash didn’t remember half of the game so I won’t be risking him on Sunday either.

“The real challenge this week is to get 17 fit bodies for the game – we already have 10 players unavailable through injury.

“We brought Louis (Sheriff) back and I will try to get one or two more players in this week as well.”

The Rams travel to The Rock, Wrexham, on Sunday (2.30pm) looking to bounce back from their league loss at Whitehaven.

Their injury woes have been   eased with their first dual-registration move of the campaign with the signing of Bradford Bulls winger or centre Sam Wood.

The young Bulls back made a try-scoring debut for the club in last Sunday’s 40-34 defeat at Whitehaven and could feature again this week.

Dewsbury currently sit fifth in the Championship table, whilst North Wales occupy 11th position and are hunting points in order to avoid relegation.

On North Wales Morrison added: “North Wales are desperate for points and that makes them a tough prospect.

“One more loss for them and their season is probably over and they will be down.

“But they are in a similar position to us in a sense that they need the wins.

“They have a number of quality players and plenty of experience, they have Stuart Reardon who has played for Great Britain so that shows the quality of their squad.

“I’ve said before that all games are tough but I feel this is a game we need to win.”

Meanwhile, the Rams have released winger Shaun Robinson. Although Robinson only signed from Oxford ahead of the 2014 season he has struggled to push into the starting XIII, meaning he was loaned out.

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