DEWSBURY RAMS need to rebuild some confidence tomorrow when they visit Halifax in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield (3pm).
Rams had three players sin-binned and Joel Farrell sent-off when they lost 32-24 at second-bottom Workington Town last week. They remain fourth, but boss Glenn Morrison admitted the result six days ago has put them under some pressure going into tomorrow.
“It’s going to be tough,” he predicted of the trip to the Shay. “Not making the top-four has dented their confidence a bit and they’ve come up with a couple of losses, but they have got some youngsters wanting to impress.
“We need to get something out of it, even if it’s knowing we have put in a good performance to get some confidence back for the rest of the games.”
Toby Adamson is facing a long lay-off after suffering a recurrence of a biceps injury and Farrell and Paul Sykes – who was yellow carded at Workington for dissent – could be suspended at next week’s disciplinary hearing.
Morrison added: “When it rains, it pours. We will do our best to put a team out on the park that will be competitive. The boys know they should have done better last week, but it is tough with 11 players. Certain people let the fans down and we need to be better.
“We have a big game against Bradford next week and we want to make sure the fans come out to watch. We want to put a good performance in, to get them to turn up.”