Johnson returns from long injury lay-off

Rams coach Glenn Morrison.
Rams coach Glenn Morrison.

Dewsbury Rams forward Zach Johnson made a welcome return following a lengthy injury lay-off during the Boxing Day derby against Batley.

Johnson missed the whole of last season after picking up a serious injury during one of the Rams pre-season matches but Morrison was pleased to see him back in action.

Morrison said: “Before the game I welcomed all the new boys to the team but also Zach Johnson as he hadn’t played a competitive game for us.

“It’s only a friendly and he still has some work to do. He is still carrying a little bit of weight but he has worked really hard over the last couple of weeks to drop a bit of that and it was good to see him come through a game uninjured.”