New faces arrive at Dewsbury

DEWSBURY RAMS have signed Hamish Barnes, Gareth Potts, Aaron Ollett, Brad Foster and Robbie Ward as head coach Glenn Morrison strengthens his squad in preparation for the 2017 season.

Barnes and Ollett arrive at the Tetley’s Stadium from Keighley, while Potts joins the Rams from Halifax, Ward signs from Sunshine Coast Falcons in Australia and Foster makes a switch from Doncaster.

The Rams also announced at a fans’ forum on Wednesday night that 15 of the 2016 playing squad have been retained including Aaron Brown, Josh Guzdek, Jason Crookes, Dale Morton, Paul Sykes, Rob Spicer, Jack Teanby and James Glover.

However, Morrison will be without Shane Grady and Dalton Grant who have joined Halifax and London Broncos respectively, but Karl Pryce, who has retired from playing the game, will take up a coaching role at the Tetley’s Stadium.

Elsewhere Morrison has confirmed the club will be looking to enhance their medical staff with the introduction of a new conditioner.

Injuries proved costly on a number of occasions for the Rams last season and the Aussie coach is determined to prevent a repeat of that in 2017.

He said: “It’s vital we get a new conditioner, it’s well-known we suffered badly through injuries last season and it’s hard to get any momentum when that is the case.”

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