Rams pay the Pryce for busy Easter period

Rams pay the Pryce for busy Easter period

DEWSBURY could be without Shane Grady for up to six weeks after the centre broke his thumb in the win at Batley on Good Friday.

This potentially could be a major loss for the Rams, with Grady being one of the stand-out performers for the side since joining the club.

Grady was pivotal in Dewsbury’s play-off run last season and even made the Kingstone Press Championship’s team of the year.

Rams coach Glenn Morrison also confirmed full-back Karl Pryce will miss this weekend’s game against Doncaster.Rams Haven Pryce 14

“Prycey hurt his back early in the game against Bradford, but we didn’t have any backs on the bench, so he had to play through that,” Morrison said.

“We’ve got Kieran Hyde who can come in, he was unlucky not to play over Easter but we also have young Will Forsyth playing in the reserves, and he will be pushing for a call-up.”

This weekend Morrison takes his side to the Keepmoat Stadium to take on Doncaster (2pm).

The South Yorkshire club are without a win this season and sit at the foot of the table, but the Rams coach says his side won’t take anything for granted.

“There’s no such thing as an easy game. They’ve just signed a couple of players to bolster their squad. We won’t be going there expecting anything,” he said.

“They’ve got quality players, they finished above us in the league last year. Doncaster have been unlucky in their games, and they’ve come close.

“Paul Cooke got coach of the year last season, so they are well coached.”

After a tough start, Doncaster have brought in half-back Ben Reynolds from Leigh on a month’s loan.

Reynolds was the Championship One Young Player of the Year last season with York and will be joined by former England international Peter Fox.

Both players made try-scoring debuts for the club in the Dons’ defeat to Whitehaven on Easter Monday.

With the busy period now over, Dewsbury boss Morrison said he was satisfied with his side’s performances over the weekend.

“Easter was okay, it was a good win on Friday and we tried against Bradford but just didn’t have enough quality.

“The game was there to be had,” he added.

Morrison also quashed rumours that his team were about to sign former Leeds Rhinos forward Ryan Bailey.

Bailey was recently released from his contract with Hull KR,  and Morrison insists he hasn’t spoken to him.

With tongue firmly in cheek, the Rams coach joked that he was also interested in signing South Sydney and Australia’s Greg Inglis on loan to cover his current full-back problem.

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