Resurgent Rams back on track

Resurgent Rams back on track

GLENN Morrison has warned his Dewsbury Rams side not to get complacent following their back-to-back wins over Bradford and Oldham.

The Rams were looking over their shoulders as they slipped perilously close to the Championship’s bottom two, but since getting bodies back on the field the tide appears to have turned at the Tetley’s Stadium.

“The Bradford win was excellent for us, it gave us a real confidence boost and it was vital that the players backed that up against Oldham and I couldn’t fault them,” said Morrison.

“It was a really good clinical performance and we got through our sets at over 80 per cent, which was an area we’ve been working hard to improve.

“We always knew we could perform but we missed out in a few games that we should have won because of individual errors, but against Oldham there was none of that.

“I’m really impressed with the half-backs as well, they’re gelling now and really showing their true potential.

“But we must keep it up to avoid getting sucked it a relegation scrap.”

Dewsbury could also have a big say on the race for the top four places in the coming weeks as they play Halifax this weekend before a trip to Mount Peasant for the third Heavy Woollen derby of the season.

“I know when we beat Bradford I received a few comments off Batley fans thanking me but my focus is purely on our own performance and getting Dewsbury as high up the table as possible,” added the Aussie coach.

“We’ve got some tough games coming up but if we get a result against Halifax this weekend we can really start to focus on getting back in the top six, which was our main aim at the start of the season.”

Despite Dewsbury’s injury list getting shorter Morrison will be without Ryan Hepworth and Aaron Brown, who are both struggling with knee problems.

Kyle Trout is also unlikely to feature, having suffered concussion against Oldham.

Elsewhere, the Rams have agreed a dual registration deal with League One side Hemel Stags.

Morrison got in touch with Stags coach and friend Troy Perkins about the possibility of loaning his side players from Dewsbury’s ill-fated Reserves side.

Meanwhile former Dewsbury Rams coach Andy Kelly has been named caretaker coach of Super League side Huddersfield Giants following the sacking of Paul Anderson

The 55-year-old was the Giants’ head of youth before being called upon to oversee first team matters while the Giants board look for a permanent replacement to Anderson. Dewsbury-based Kelly spent two successful years in charge of the Rams between 2006 and 2008 earning them promotionback to National League One in 2007 winning 19 of their 22 matches along the way.

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