Dewsbury Rams have suffered another injury blow with forward Toby Adamson the latest to be ruled out as Glenn Morrison’s woes grow.
Adamson was taken to hospital with a dislocated elbow following last Sunday’s 20-6 defeat to London Broncos and joins the likes of Josh Guzdek, Aaron Brown, Dominic Speakman and Jack Teanby among the Rams players currently sidelined.
Speaking after the London game, Morrison told The Reporter: “I don’t know how many black cats we have hurt or how many mirrors we have broken, but injury wise during the last 18 months it hasn’t gone our way.
“Toby Adamson has dislocated his elbow, so that isn’t going to be a short term lay off.”
Morrison signed former Batley Bulldogs winger Alex Brown last Friday and has not ruled out more new players joining before Sunday’s crucial Kingstone Press Championship trip to Oldham, whose only win to date was a 26-10 opening day success at home to Sheffield Eagles.
Morrison added: “We will get a good week of training into Alex and he will hopefully put some pressure on the other outside backs.
“London are able to spend a lot more on their playing budget than us and if I had that kind of money I’m sure I could assemble a team that would perform week in week out too.
“We are doing our best on the money and are calling in favours left, right and centre.
“We train hard and put the effort in and we are trying to turn things around.”
Morrison admitted there were positives to come from last Sunday’s game but despite the Rams having plenty of possession against London, they were unable to break down a stubborn Broncos defence.
Morrison added: “We completed at 80 per cent in the second half and we had 75 per cent of the ball inside their quarter, but we couldn’t break them down.
“If we had Jarrod Sammut on our side we would have won, as we were the better side aside from being able to create.”
Chris Annakin impressed on his Rams debut, playing on dual registration from Wakefield Trinity, but Morrison knows his availability will be assessed on a week-by-week basis.
He added: “Annakin wants to be playing Super League with his club Wakefield, and he should be, but if Wakefield offer him to us regularly we will be taking him. He will perform like that no matter what shirt he is wearing.”