Rams boss threatens to ring changes

Rams boss threatens to ring changes

GLENN MORRISON is threatening to ring the changes ahead of Sunday’s must-win visit of York City Knights (kick-off 3pm).

Defeat to Workington last time out has Morrison’s Dewsbury Rams clinging on to eighth spot, with only a handful of Championship fixtures remaining.

The Australian head coach slammed his side’s performance in Cumbria, and was critical of half-backs Bobbie Goulding and Kieran Hyde.

“There were no positives to take from the Workington game whatsoever, we were very poor,” said the Dewsbury chief.

“From one to 13 it wasn’t good but in particular I felt our half-backs did not give the kind of performance which we have come to expect from them.

“We have spoken a lot about York and the three games which follow – they will decide our season.

“For sure they are extremely tough, but I believe we have what it takes to take points from them all.

“We’re a little low on numbers, but there are a couple of players waiting in the wings and they may well get their chance on Sunday.

“Jonathan Schofield has been training hard ever since his impressive stint at hooker and is definitely in contention this weekend.”

Loanee Jon Molloy is expected to return for Sunday’s clash, though Aaron Brown (knee) remains sidelined after being told he may require sugary.

Morrison is struggling to put a date on Austin Buchanan’s comeback, as the vice-captain continues to struggle with a knee problem.

Meanwhile, It is understood Vinny Finnigan has returned to Sheffield after his one-month loan deal with the Rams expired.

The Tetley’s Stadium outfit are remaining tight-lipped on recruitment for 2014, but Morrison insists planning for next term is underway.

“We are in the market and we are working very hard,” he claimed.

“I have an eye on next season and I am pretty sure now about the players we would like to retain and of those who will move on.”

DEWSBURY RAMS bosses admit “frustrating delays” are likely to prevent the completion of the club’s new Owl Lane Terrace before the end of the current season.

Issues surrounding the specifications of a perimeter fence and equipment used to secure the crash barriers are “no longer” agreed with the council.

But commercial manager Tony Scargill is adamant the project will be eventually completed, claiming funding is secured.

“There are no issues with money, we just need to get the specifications re-agreed and then the product made,” he said.

“It is very frustrating but there is a question mark now on whether it will be open before the end of the season.

“At least it will happen. There is no chance of it not being completed in spite of the obstacles.”

The concrete structure is already in place, though barriers are yet to be installed.

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