DEWSBURY boss Glenn Morrison believes that his side need to start being more creative in their attacking play if they are to start winning games this season, starting this Sunday when they take on the London Broncos at the Tetley’s Stadium (3pm).
The Rams slumped to heavy defeat last Saturday evening as they conceded 10 tries against Toulouse Olympique.
Morrison praised the work of his forwards but was disappointed with his backs as they failed to create any real openings in the south of France.
“We weren’t too bad last week, which may sound a bit funny when you consider the scoreline, our half-backs and full-back are the areas where you need people to create and they didn’t create,” said Morrison.
“Our last-tackle options were poor and they (Toulouse) scored a lot of length-of-the-field tries.
“I think the forwards have been doing their job. We need to come up with people who can break teams down, stick to a plan and stick some points on the board.”
Morrison also believes that he needs to look at other options in the back row if he wants his side to pose a threat going forward.
He said: “It’s going to be a tough day at the office, many have picked London to be in the top two this year but we’ll do our best.
“I thought the energy levels against Swinton were great, everyone pulled in, but if we want to score some tries and move up that table we need some halves that are going to create. We are looking at getting the right people in for that.”
The Rams have been hit hard with injuries so far this season, and Morrison has said that they will need to rely on their dual registration deal with Wakefield to bolster the squad for Sunday’s game.
He said: “We have plenty of injuries at the minute, we don’t have big numbers about so we are looking at this stage to get a team on the park, which is not ideal.
“We are going to have to take a couple from the dual-reg. We have got Aaron Brown, Dom Speakman and Jack Teanby all out and that’s just from injuries picked up last week. We have just got to stay positive, we need to be controlled at the right end of the field to break teams down and build pressure and we have been working hard on that this week.
“We may have some new players in the creative positions to see if they can do the job but we have got to start turning things around and getting some points on the board or it’s going to be a long, long year.”
Dewsbury will be boosted by the potential returns of second-rower Rob Spicer and full-back Josh Gudzek.
Liam Coe, who Dewsbury signed from amateur side West Bowling, could also be in contention for Sunday’s game as the injury list has continued to lengthen.