Greenwood wants Rams discipline

Greenwood wants Rams discipline

LEE GREENWOOD has called for his Dewsbury Rams side to show more discipline after seeing a first Championship win as coach slip from his grasp last weekend.

They take on Swinton Lions at home on Sunday (kick-off 3pm), after surrendering a 16-0 lead in the 26-22 defeat to York.

The Rams conceded 14 penalties and Greenwood acknowledges that it is an area where improvement is required.

“We did really well for 40 minutes and worked really hard to get that lead, but then we gave it away really easily,” he reflected.

“So there’s a lesson there for how not to keep a lead. There were too many penalties that just allowed them off the hook and then York sped the game up with the taps.

“A lot of those penalties came from not being in control of the tackle. When people stand up and the ball comes out the tackle you’re putting it in the referee’s hands a little bit.”

Greenwood also identified another issue he wants to fix up.

He added: “The disappointing thing is when York scored the first, our body language and energy just went. It surprised me really because up to that point we were looking good and looking strong, and looking the better side for the win.

“I’m guessing that’s similar to some of the stuff that people might have seen last year and the year before, where once a team gets on a roll, they dig themselves into a hole and can’t get out of it. That’s what I saw today, and it’s my job to change that.”

Back-rowers Chris Annakin and Callum Field both featured for the Rams after signing initial one-month loan deals.

Both bring Super League experience, with Annakin, 27, arriving from Wakefield Trinity for his third loan spell at Dewsbury, and 21-year-old Field coming from Wigan Warriors.

“It’s not ideal in some respects bringing lads in who haven’t done your pre-season, but they’re at full-time clubs so the general fitness should be there,” said Greenwood on his latest additions.

With most Super League teams not in action this weekend, the Rams are offering all Super League season ticket holders, along with Sheffield and Bradford supporters, entry to the Swinton game for £10.

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