Rams receive double injury boost

Rams receive double injury boost

DEWSBURY RAMS have been handed a double injury boost ahead of a vital trip to Workington.

Rob Spicer has been passed fit after overcoming an ankle injury while loanee Jon Molloy has shaken off a foot problem which ruled him out of the Rams’ defeat to Halifax last month.

The pair returned to full training this week and offer Australian boss Glenn Morrison added power and size up front for Sunday’s game in Cumbria (kick-off 3pm).

“Having Rob and Jon back will be massive for us, especially for such a big game,” he said.

“These kind of fixtures are the ones we have to be winning, but Workington are a very strong team with plenty to offer.

“They are just behind us in the table and a win will put them ahead of us, there is plenty at stake.”

Morrison has identified his side’s next five games as season-deciding affairs.

The Rams tackle play-off rivals York, Keighley and Whitehaven after this weekend before hosting strugglers Hunslet, who are threatened with relegation from the sport’s second tier.

“July is a massively important month for us,” admitted the former Super League and NRL star.

“With the way the top five is shaping up, sixth seems as high as we will be able to go.

“That is our main aim, securing sixth, and to do so we know we need to try and win our next five.

“They are all winnable games, they are the teams around us, we just need to be at our best.”

Meanwhile, back-rower Jobe Murphy has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

The youngster, who signed a permanent deal to join from Super League partners Bradford in June, suffered an ankle injury while on debut for the Tetley’s Stadium side.

But further scans have shown ligament damage, which requires surgery.

Teammate Aaron Brown is also awaiting results of tests on a recurring knee injury.

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