Home form key for Rams, says Kelly

Home form key for Rams, says Kelly

Dewsbury head coach Neil Kelly believes that the Rams’ home form will prove pivotal to the success of their season. 

Kelly’s men host London Broncos on Sunday afternoon after beating Sheffield 20-18 at the Tetley’s Stadium last Friday night. 

And Kelly feels the unique qualities of the pitch at Dewsbury gives his side an edge.

“In every season it’s the same, you look to win as many, if not all, your home games,” said Kelly. 

“It is a unique field at Dewsbury because of its size and dimensions and we like to utilise that. 

“It is not that small that you can’t play a bit of football on it as well.”

London head into this weekend’s clash having soundly defeated Barrow Raiders in their first game of the new campaign. 

Kelly wants to see improvements from his side as they aim to make it two wins from two on Sunday afternoon. 

He said: “I thought we made a lot of poor decisions against Sheffield, we have got to educate ourselves better. 

“I am not going to go through another year saying we have got to do this and that because I did that last year. 

“There are things we are doing in the game that mean we are hurting ourselves.”

The Rams boss says he was still hugely pleased with his side’s win over Sheffield last week but feels that a lack of fitness allowed the Eagles to drag themselves back into the game. 

He said: “I couldn’t be more pleased, I’m glad to get the first win out of the way.

“It wasn’t the perfect performance but I never expected it to be, no side is going to start of perfectly. 

“I think some of the players that came off the bench did okay but they are not fit enough at the minute due to injuries over the course of the off-season.”

Meanwhile, Dewsbury have confirmed the season-long loan signing of Matty English from Huddersfield Giants.

The Super League side have the option to recall English at any point in the season. 

“Matty showed up well against us in pre-season, and against Wakefield, and he comes highly-rated,” added Kelly.

“He adds depth to a pack that is already strong, but which perhaps lacks numbers.

“Huddersfield have the ability to call him back, but if they have a reasonable time with injuries then there’s every chance he’ll remain with us.

“Ideally, I’d like to sign my own players on, but currently there aren’t any available in that position that are right for what we need.

“With that in mind, Matty is a tremendous acquisition for us.”

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