Kelly expecting tough afternoon

Kelly expecting tough afternoon

Dewsbury Rams head coach Neil Kelly reckons Huddersfield Giants will be the toughest test his team will face in pre-season.

The clash against Huddersfield is the Rams’ second of three pre-season games, and is due to kick off at 3pm at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday.

“It will probably be the stiffest test we will face in pre-season,” said Kelly. 

“I would imagine that Rick Stone is probably going to want to use a large part of his squad. 

“I know that at some stages in the game it will be a real test for us.”

Kelly is hoping to see improvement in his team’s attacking play, following their defeat at the hands of Batley on Boxing Day. 

The Rams boss is also aiming for his side to be competitive against Huddersfield and not produce a similar performance to Halifax, who were thumped 62-0 by Wakefield on Sunday. 

“I am looking for a smoother, less disjointed attacking performance,” said Kelly. 

“I was looking for defence primarily against Batley and obviously I will be looking at defence again.

“The players are all training well, the spirit amongst the lads is quite good and we are where we should be at this stage of the year. 

“I will be disappointed on Sunday if we put in a performance, say like, Halifax did against Wakefield last week. 

“We have got to try and learn lessons from other teams and make sure what happenened to Halifax doesn’t happen to us on Sunday.”

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