DEWSBURY RAMS coach Glenn Morrison has committed his future to the club after signing a new contract which will keep him at the Tetley’s Stadium until at least the end of the 2016 season.
The former NRL star was shortlisted for the New Zealand job recently and has attracted interest from other clubs, but he has now pledged his future to the Rams.
“I’m very happy to extend my contract and it was an easy decision to make,” said Morrison.
“We have a great group of players at this club and I’m really enjoying myself here. It’s the perfect environment for me to continue my development as a head coach.”
Meanwhile Dewsbury will be without Greg Scott for the remainder of the season, after it was confirmed he needs surgery on his knee.
The Rams winger was injured during his side’s win at Barrow and had to be assisted from the field.
The Tetley’s Stadium side had hoped for a potential return before the end of the current season, but scans confirmed he had suffered damage to his cruciate ligament.
Scott now needs a full knee reconstruction which will rule him out for the rest of the season.
He becomes the second Rams player to be ruled out for the remainder of the campaign after Aaron Brown also suffered a similar knee injury against Wigan Warriors in the Challenge Cup.
Glenn Morrison admits he is a big loss and said: “It is very hard to take because Greg kept improving week by week and he was playing really well.
“We have lost two of our better players to similar injuries this season but that is why you need a squad, when you lose a quality player another quality player can fill in.”
Meanwhile, out of favour full-back Louis Sheriff has joined Gateshead Thunder on an initial one-month loan deal.
He had been struggling to maintain a place in the Rams line-up following the signing of youngster Jordan Grayston, and Morrison felt it was better to give him regular game time.
The Rams man will be joined at Gateshead International Stadium by teammate Joel Farrell, who also moves for a month-long loan period.
Dewsbury face a trip to Big Fellas Stadium to take on second-placed Featherstone Rovers on Sunday (3pm).
But Morrison remains positive and added: “Featherstone are a quality team and with more Super League players now coming in they are getting stronger.
“They are doing all they can to get in to those top two spots.
“The way we have played the last three weeks should give us the confidence we need for this game.”
Dewsbury could be without Keiran Hyde and Jobe Murphy for the fixture, with both suffering ankle injuries against North Wales Crusaders last Sunday.