Morrison: Rams must maintain momentum

Matty Wildie looks to set up a Dewsbury Rams attack during Sunday's Heavy Woollen derby win at Batley Bulldogs.
Matty Wildie looks to set up a Dewsbury Rams attack during Sunday's Heavy Woollen derby win at Batley Bulldogs.

Dewsbury Rams are looking to build up a head of steam having guaranteed themselves a place in the Championship Shield semi-finals.

The Rams have five Super Eights games remaining, starting at home to Whitehaven on Sunday (3pm), and are on course for a top-two finish, which would guarantee a home semi-final tie.

Coach Glenn Morrison admits his side are yet to hit top form but knows building momentum will be key to their Shield hopes.

Morrison said: “We are not playing at our best but we are still picking up wins, which is the sign of a good side.

“We have had injuries in key positions, which doesn’t help the fluency when you are chopping and changing but it is all about building towards the finals.”

Dewsbury completed a third win of the season over Batley Bulldogs last Sunday when they came from 12-0 down to seal a 28-22 victory.

Morrison added: “It is always tough to win at Batley so to have done it twice this season is outstanding.

“We are in the position we want to be in, which is the top two, but we know that one bad game and you can fall away.

“Whitehaven have been in good form and have beaten Featherstone and London in recent weeks. We are the third team in that top three and must be switched on.”

Scott Hale and Aaron Brown picked up knocks in the win at Batley and will be assessed before Morrison names the squad to face Haven, although the Rams have cover in both positions.

Morrison is also looking forward to another good home attendance adding: “The crowds have been great this year and I hope they come out again to support us. The Whitehaven fans are always good fun and I hope they come down in decent numbers and that it is a good day all-round.”