Cash to spend but no panic at Rams

Cash to spend but no panic at Rams

DEWSBURY RAMS boss Lee Greenwood is happy with the squad at his disposal but says there is money left to recruit further players if they will improve the team.

The Rams have 25 players on their roster for the 2020 season, along with a dual-registration agreement in place with Super League side Hull KR which will allow them to bring players in on a week-to-week basis.

Last season the Championship club were still bringing in players during pre-season but their squad has been in place from the start this time around. However, Greenwood has not ruled out any further signings.

“You never stop looking at any level for players that can improve your team, but if there was a game tomorrow we’d have no issues,” said the head coach.

“There is money left in the budget and if players come to our knowledge as being available, that I feel would improve our starting team, we’ll look at making a move.”

Dewsbury are into their fourth week of pre-season training and Greenwood says that things are progressing well so far.

“We’re able to focus a bit more on team stuff, and we’re starting to build a picture of what the team is going to look like,” he said. “Last year we couldn’t do that because we still had to recruit big.

“It’s a much better feeling and vibe around the place, but we’ve got to make sure that translates into results, and that’s what a lot of the messages will be. We understand that we’re a smaller club in the Championship so we need to bat above our weight to compete.”

The Rams have confirmed their pre-match schedule, with a trip to Keighley in the diary for January 12 alongside the previously confirmed Boxing Day game at home to Batley and a tie with Bradford (January 19).

Greenwood said of the Cougars clash: “Keighley will provide us with a real test. 

“I was conscious of not playing another team from the Championship but also wanted a meaningful game. 

“I can see what Rhys Lovegrove is trying to do with the Cougars and I think this game will be beneficial to both of us.”

Meanwhile, the club have announced that their 2020 kit launch evening will take place on December 11 in the Royal Suite at the Tetley’s Stadium at 7.30pm.

Supporters will be able to meet the squad and the new home shirt, along with other merchandise and season tickets, will be on sale.

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