Ram Ryan hoping for green light

DEWSBURY RAMS hooker Ryan Wright will today (Friday) learn the full extent of an ankle problem which has plagued him for the last month.

The 21-year-old suffered the initial injury during last month’s defeat at Barrow and has been sidelined ever since.

However, having undergone MRI scans and X-rays in recent weeks, Wright is

hopeful of making a swift return to action with the threat of surgery and a lengthy stint on the sidelines looming large.

“At this stage it’s hard to say when I’m going to be back, I just hope the results won’t be too bad and I won’t be out for much longer,” Wright told The Press.

“If it’s something or nothing then I could be back in a couple of weeks, but if it’s serious then I might be out for a while.”

Glenn Morrison’s men travel to York on Sunday, seeking their first Kingstone Press Championship triumph since March 3.

The Australian head coach is likely to be without Castleford half-back Ben Johnston, owing to the recent sacking of top-flight counterpart Ian Millward.

But for the first time this season, other than the absence of Wright and following the return of prop Ben Jones, Morrison has been able to report a clean bill of health and is confident his side can build on their 56-6 hammering of Myton Warriors last weekend.

“The Challenge Cup win gave us a real boost – we got what we wanted out of the tie and we are through to the next round,” said the former Super League star.

“We needed to gain some confidence back and I felt we did that.

“We stuck to a game plan, we didn’t play wild, and it paid off.”

The Rams will travel to face league champions Sheffield Eagles in round four of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup on Saturday April 20 (kick-off 3pm).

Meanwhile, on-loan front-rower Stephen Nash has returned to parent club Castleford having completed a one-month stint at the Tetley’s Stadium.

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