Morro target for Bulls job?

Morro target for Bulls job?

DEWSBURY RAMS boss Glenn Morrison insists his focus is firmly on his side’s Championship clash with Halifax this weekend despite being heavily tipped to succeed James Lowes as head coach of Bradford Bulls.

Lowes submitted his resignation at Odsal this week, allowing Matt Diskin to take temporary charge for the rest of the season – leaving Morrison as an odds-on favourite to take over for the 2017 campaign.

“It’s a great club and whoever gets the job at Bradford will be walking into a great set-up,” said Morrison.

“I enjoyed my time there as a player, I love the club and that’s why I moved to this side of the world to play for them.

“It’s a confidence boost to have your name thrown around with different full-time jobs but I’m really happy at Dewsbury and I’m only focused on the next game.

“There has been no contact between Bradford and Mark (Sawyer) so as far as I’m concerned they have no interest in me at this time.”

The Aussie coach, who has overseen a steady progression during his four-year tenure at Owl Lane, has plenty to keep him busy as he battles to prepare a depleted Rams side for a tricky trip to face Richard Marshall’s Halifax in the Championship on Sunday (3pm), as well as putting a strong team together to host Wigan in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup on the weekend commencing May 6.

The Rams are without several key players, including dual captains Ryan Hepworth and Paul Sykes, for the Fax trip and Morrison had just 18 players fit for the Challenge Cup win over York last Friday, meaning Morrison is again likely to trust in his youngsters.

The Dewsbury boss highlighted Sam Bates, Jack Teanby, James Glover, Dale Morton, Josh Guzdek and Dalton Grant as players to watch after the York clash.

“It’s been a tough week and it’s not looking as though we’re going to get any more players back in time for Halifax,” said Morrison.

“But a few players impressed me against York and staked a claim to be in contention more often even when more experienced players return.

“It would be nice to have a selection headache when players start reaching full fitness again.”

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