Dewsbury Rams travel to Halifax for a key game on Sunday as the Kingstone Press Championship season nears the halfway mark.
The Rams go into the game eighth in the table, two points behind Fax, and four outside the top four.
Coach Glenn Morrison knows it is an important couple of weeks in the Rams’ season and is looking for his side to improve on Friday’s cup victory over York City Knights.
Morrison said: “We face two important away games, at Halifax and Sheffield.
“If we pick up points in both we could find ourselves challenging the top four but no points could see us dragged towards the bottom four.”
Morrison was without 15 first team regulars for the cup win over York but was impressed with how the Rams dealt with the adversity.
Morrison was full of praise for young half-back James Glover, who had a terrific game.
The coach said: “James was told he wasn’t good enough by York last year, so I think he felt he had something to prove.
“The more he plays, the more confidence he is getting at talking and leading us around the park.”
Toby Adamson had an operation on a ruptured bicep on Tuesday and faces up to 10 weeks on the sidelines.
Tony Tonks is also a doubt, while other players were being assessed at training last night before the Fax squad is named.
Morrison has also been linked with the vacant job at Bradford Bulls, following the resignation of Jimmy Lowes, but Morrison is only focused on his job at Dewsbury.
He added: “Its always nice to have your name thrown about especially when it is the calibre of a club like Bradford and all their history but it is only talk at the moment and I’m just concentrating on my job at Dewsbury and an important couple of weeks.”