Morrison targets four from four at home

DEWSBURY RAMS head coach Glenn Morrison is targeting maximum points from his side at home as they look to close the gap on Championship Shield leaders Bradford Bulls.

Morrison’s men finished eighth in the regular season, which guaranteed them a fourth game at the Tetley’s Stadium in the Super 8s.

Last weekend they started their Championship Shield campaign with a dominant 36-24 win over Swinton, their third over John Duffy’s men this season.

Dewsbury have now turned their attention to a grudge match with strugglers Workington.

Phil Veivers’ men clinched a surprise victory with a conversion after the hooter the last time the two sides met in Cumbria last month. But Morrison is confident there won’t be a repeat result this time around.

“I feel we’ve made big improvements recently,” said Morrison.

“We’ve been training really well for a while and I feel we executed what we’ve been working on against Swinton.

“We had a really fast start and I want that from the lads every week.

“We’ve also cut out the errors that have been costing us this season.

“We conceded some late tries that made the scoreline look more respectable for Swinton, but that was only after we had the luxury to rest some players and make a few changes.”

Dewsbury’s resurgence coincides with the return of injured quartet Aaron Brown, Paul Jackson, Rob Spicer, Andy Kain and Scott Hale.

Recent recruit and local boy Lucas Walshaw also impressed Morrison and claimed the man of the match award against Swinton.

“It’s great to have options again,” admits Morrison.

“Injuries have really affected us but things finally seem to be looking up now we’ve got bodies back. I can play players in their own position and partnerships can begin to gel.

“We’re trying to look up the table rather than over our shoulders and a win against Workington will help us do that.”

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