full-back ryan Fieldhouse’s return to fitness is a major boost for Dewsbury Rams.
Fieldhouse made his first appearance since suffering a knee injury playing for Halifax last September, in Rams’ 40-4 home win over Hunslet Hawks two days ago and coach Glenn Morrison said: “We threw him in at the deep end after one training sessions with a bit of contact. We had a back on the bench in case he needed to come off, but he was solid. We thought playing a game would do him more good than an additional training session and hopefully he will kick on from here. His knee was a bit sore after the game, but I am sure he is going to play a big part for us.”
Morrison said Rams picked up several “knocks” during the game and Aaron Brown, Karl Pryce and Dale Morton will be assessed before Friday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round tie at home to Warrington Wolves.
Of Sunday’s victory, which left Rams fifth in the Kingstone Press Championship, Morrison reflected: “The first half was a bit sloppy.
“We had a big wind in our faces and we couldn’t throw the ball around like we wanted to.
“In the second half we could and we scored some good points and played some great footy. Defensively, we worked hard for each other. They scored in the first minute, so to keep them scoreless for 79 minutes was a pretty good effort.”