DEWSBURY RAMS boss Glenn Morrison believes form guides count for nothing in the end-of-season play-offs.
The Rams face former Super League side London Broncos on Sunday (3pm) at the Tetley’s Stadium hoping to go one step further than last year by reaching the Championship Grand Final.
But Morrison is refusing to get carried away, despite his Rams side having won each of their last four meetings with the Broncos.
“The play-offs are a whole new ball game,” said Morrison.
“We are confident we can win, given our good record against them recently, but we know that the Broncos can be excellent on their day and they showed that in their recent win over Batley.”
Morrison’s men go into the match on a high after a convincing 27-14 victory against Workington, who also made the play-offs, last time out.
“To end the regular season like we did with such a strong performance was brilliant,” said Morrison.
“We knew after the Doncaster defeat that we needed to improve our defence and we did, the players were brilliant against Workington.
“All we need to do now is carry that form through to this Sunday, which will be easier said than done.”
Another important factor for Dewsbury going into Sunday’s crunch game is that Joel Farrell will feature, despite pleading guilty to a grade A striking with the knees charge which he picked up in the 50th minute of last Sunday’s win.
“The incident has been dealt with by the league’s judiciary service,” explained Morrison.
“I’m sure Joel regrets what he did but he is still eligible to play this Sunday, and in the play-off final should we get there, so I expect him to perform at his usual best against the Broncos.”
But one player who definitely won’t be appearing in Morrison’s squad to face London is Wayne Godwin.
The 33-year-old has hung up his boots after the Workington victory, having played professional rugby league for 15 years.
Injury and a difficult adjustment to part-time rugby helped Godwin make the decision.
“He has been a privilege to coach and play alongside,” said Morrison.
“We had a great time together at Bradford and he has been a great member of the squad here at Dewsbury.
“I wish him all the best in the future, with his work ethic he could be a success at anything.”
Godwin is now set to concentrate on his studies having just started university, while continuing his work with a haulage company.