RAMS READY FOR ‘FINALS FOOTY’

DEWSBURY RAMS coach Glenn Morrison is hoping his side can go one better than they did last year and make the Championship Shield Final.

After last weekend’s 30-12 victory over Oldham, the Rams secured fourth spot in the Shield table and set up a trip to Odsal to face Bradford on Sunday (3pm).

The game will be the fifth time the two sides have locked horns this season, with two wins apiece for both sides and Morrison is confident his team can pull off an upset.

He said: “We are going there knowing that we can compete against them. It’s 2-2 this season, we beat them at Odsal when we played them earlier in the season so we know we can get a result.

“It’s finals footy and we need to knuckle down and try and go that one step further than last season.”

If the Rams are to make it through to the final of the Shield, they will have to do it without a trio of players who are unavailable.

Mitch Stringer will miss the game at Odsal with a knee injury and on-loan duo Lucas Walshaw and Etu Uaisele will be unavailable against their parent club.

It has been a frustrating season for the Rams, with some good wins set against some disappointng losses, including defeats to both relegated Cumbrian sides in the Shield.

However, the former Bradford man admitted that although it had not been ideal, his side have achieved their goals this season.

“There has been some really good performances with some not-so-good ones.

“It has been our consistency that has let us down this season, a lot of which has not been helped by injuries.

“But we are hoping to address that next season with our conditioning and stop those problems.”

The club has also this week revealed their final six designs for their 2017 home and away shirts.

Designs have been selected from more than 50 submissions made by supporters.

Fans can vote for their favourite on the Dewsbury Rams Twitter and Facebook pages and the winning designs will be revealed at the Fans Forum event on Wednesday  September 28.

The closing dates for feedback and votes is this Sunday.

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