Kelly’s wary of complacency at Rams

Kelly’s wary of complacency at Rams

DEWSBURY Rams boss Neil Kelly has warned against complacency ahead of the Super 8s campaign. 

Kelly’s side host Rochdale Hornets on Sunday afternoon (3pm), in a repeat of last month’s fixture that saw Dewsbury run out 40-10 victors. 

The Rams head coach has seen his side edge themselves away from the relegation zone with five wins from their last six regular season games. 

With the top four sides taking on the bottom four sides in the first round of fixtures, Kelly believes Sunday’s game provides his players with a real opportunity to further distance themselves from the relegation scrap.

“Having looked at the first round of fixtures in their entirety there is plenty of motivation for us to do well on Sunday,” said Kelly. 

“I have been in the game long enough to know to only take things one game at a time. 

“We have seven fixtures to secure survival and we would like to get that done as soon as possible.

“Rochdale are a dangerous side, they are an aggressive side so we want to focus on this game and do the right things that will get us the win.

“Nothing is certain on Sunday, we need to do the same things on the field that saw us win four weeks ago. 

“I see it as my job to make sure the players are not complacent.”

Kelly has revealed that Dale Morton will be in line to make his return and that the extra week’s rest has given him almost a full squad to choose from. 

The Rams boss says it is a “luxury” at this stage of the season to have so many fit players available, especially after the amount of injuries that Dewsbury have struggled with this year. 

“From a coach’s point of view it is a real luxury to have a full bill of health,” added Kelly. 

“Obviously it is not nice to have to tell players that they are not playing but I’m sure they will understand and be there to support the players that are lucky enough to be selected.”

One player that will not feature in Sunday’s game is centre Lucas Walshaw. 

The number four received a two-game ban and £100 fine after being found guilty by the RFL’s Match Review Panel of a Grade B dangerous throw. 

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