Dewsbury Hooker Blake out with broken ribs

The points earned in Dewsbury’s Championship tie with Widnes came at a price following news that Luke Blake will be out for up to four weeks with broken ribs.
The young hooker has performed well so far in 2011 and coach Warren Jowitt admits the injury is a ‘bitter blow’.
However, he wasn’t prepared to take the shine off what was ‘tremendous comeback’ from the Rams.
He said: “I was very pleased with the Widnes game. The effort and commitment was there and I thought my players played with a lot of heart and pride.
“The most pleasing thing that came out of that game was the fact we got back on track. We know we can score points, we’ve been behind before and won games so we know we can do it.
“Widnes only managed two tries in the second half and one of them they wouldn’t normally have scored, it was only because Elliot Hodgson slipped.
“If he hadn’t have slipped, he would have fielded the ball and we would have won the game.
“Having said that, nobody can coach or prepare for a slip can they?
At the end of the day, there was nothing Elliot could have done, he was in position and just slipped.
“The best thing about it all was that when Buchanan scored my players went again, they went for the kill.
“Brambani, in hindsight, might have dropped a goal but that doesn’t really matter, they showed that we do have that fighting spirit here at Dewsbury.”
Things aren’t about to get any easier for Dewsbury. Tomorrow  (Sat) they face a trip to Cumbria where they’ll line up against a Barrow side unbeaten in their last three.
Jowitt is taking nothing for granted on the back of a good performance against Widnes but  said that his side can beat anyone when they hit top form.
“It’ll be a tough test but dare I say it we’ve always done well against Barrow,” he said.
“We do well up in Barrow and we do well at home when we play them so maybe we’re a bogey team for them.”
“They won’t be taking us lightly. Any coach or player that takes a team lightly in this division are fools.”
“Like I said last week, on our day we can compete with anybody.
“Hopefully we have turned the corner now and we can kick on up the table.”

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