DEWSBURY coach Glenn Morrison says despite the Rams’ reality check against Halifax the club are still in with a chance of claiming silverware at the end of the season.
Top four contenders Halifax cruised past Dewsbury with a 46-16 victory at the Tetley’s Stadium on Sunday, and Morrison said: “We’re back to reality a little bit. Some of the performances we’ve put in this year had put us in a position that we could make the top four, but I think that performance showed we’re not a top four side yet.
“We’re realistic with the budget we've got.”
With a free weekend owing to scheduled opponents Leigh Centurions playing in the Challenge Cup, the Rams are now preparing to enter the final six matches before the split into the ‘Super Eights’.
Dewsbury will next travel to Featherstone Rovers on Sunday, July 5, ahead of a home clash against London Broncos.
Away trips to Whitehaven and Leigh then follow, before the Heavy Woollen derby with Batley Bulldogs at the Tetley’s Stadium rounds off the first part of the season.
“The top four would have been nice, but that wasn’t our goal at the start of the year,” added Morrison.
“Our aim still remains that we want to improve on last year and that means getting into the top six and giving ourselves a chance of some silverware at the end of the season.”
Following the loss to Halifax, rising star James Glover announced that he has put pen to paper on a new contract which will keep him at the club until the end of 2016.
Glover was handed his league debut following a string of outstanding performances for the Rams’ Reserves Championship side.
The 21-year-old is a product of the Stanley Rangers amateur club and usually operates at stand-off.
“I’ve enjoyed myself so far with the Reserves and feel settled at the club under Glenn Morrison and Jonathan Schofield,” said Glover.
Morrison added: “The Reserves Championship team has been very successful.
“There are a number of other quality players in our Reserves side who we hope to announce as signing new contracts in the months ahead. James is just the first.”