Dewsbury Rams have recieved a huge boost with Gareth Moore, Josh Guzdek and Aaron Brown all penning new deals to remain at the club for the 2018 season.
Delighted fans were told the trio had agreed to remain with the Rams at a forum held at the club by chairman Mark Sawyer and head coach Neil Kelly on Tuesday.
Moore has helped the Rams stave off the threat of relegation and book a place in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield semi-finals, while Guzdek was Dewsbury’s stand out player last season and has agreed to remain for a third term in 2018.
Unfortunately it was revealed that the popular full-back is set to miss the remainder of this campaign after picking up a hand injury in Monday’s 35-28 defeat at home to Swinton Lions.
Moore has also missed the last two games through injury but has not been ruled out of making a return for this Sunday’s Heavy Woollen derby trip to his former club Batley Bulldogs.
Robbie Ward, who also missed the Swinton game through a shoulder injury, could also be set to return against Batley.
Kelly’s squad will be further boosted next season with Wakefield Trinity 20-year-old second rower Jordan Crowther agreeing a season long loan move to the Rams.
Crowther has played 14 times for Wakefield but had spells on dual registration with Dewsbury earlier this season and Kelly was keen to develop the promising youngster throughout next year.
Kelly reflected on Monday’s defeat to Swinton, which ended the Rams’ five match winning run, saying: “We got a lot of things wrong but all credit to Swinton.
“They came with a game plan and knocked us off our game.
“We have got to accept that we are a good side and teams are going to come and try knock us off our game and we have got to be smarter that when that happens we don’t get sucked into a game which he don’t want to play.
“The win was within our grasp if we had done some things right.
“Where we have come from to where we are now is a tremendous situation. We have made a lot of headway but every now and again you get a reminder not to get carried away with yourself and that was the big message from Monday.
“We now focus on the next game and Batley.”