Morrison believes Rams have a squad to challenge

Rams coach Glenn Morrison believes he has built a squad capable of challenging the Championship big guns and is relishing the new season.

By Andrew Hunt
Friday, 31st January 2014, 8:00 am
Dewsburys Rob Spicer is tackled by the Bradford Bulls defence during last Sundays pre-season friendly.
Dewsburys Rob Spicer is tackled by the Bradford Bulls defence during last Sundays pre-season friendly.

Dewsbury kick off the campaign against Featherstone Rovers in two weeks, while the Rams face their final warm-up game against Doncaster this Sunday (ko 3pm).

Having seen his sided produce some exhilarating rugby to run in seven tries on their way to beating Bradford Bulls 38-4 last week, Morrison realises it will be a difficult job picking the team to face Featherstone.

Speaking after the Bulls game, Morrison said: “People have stood up and lads who were down the pecking order have moved up, which is what you want.

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“It’s going to be tough to pick that first squad of 17 for Featherstone and although you are going to have some disappointed people, having a strong squad is where you get results.

“We are a squad not just a 17 and everyone is behind the cause.”

Morrison added: “These friendlies are for trying things out and getting the performances in so that we are ready for the start of the season and I think we are on the right track.

“There are still a couple of things we can improve on but we still have a couple of weeks and we will work on that”.

“We needed an 80 minute performance (against Bradford) to put a marker down for the season and I thought they really did that.

“We said at half-time that, with the Bulls having some kids in, we could put some points on them and I thought our performance was outstanding and we played some entertaining stuff.”

Morrison was also full of praise for new signings Anthony Thackeray ad Shane Grady. Visit www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk for more reaction.