Glenn Morrison hopes home truths serve as kickstart for ailing Dewsbury Rams

Glenn Morrison.

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AFTER A 46-0 drubbing at Rochdale in their opening game of the season, Dewsbury Rams coach Glenn Morrison is demanding – and expecting – an all-round improvement against Swinton Lions tomorrow (3pm).

It is Rams’ first home game in the Kingstone Press Championship and Morrison said: “We can’t go any worse than last week... hopefully.

“Some home truths have been given to the boys, they seem switched on and, hopefully, they can give a reaction and performance we know they are capable of.

“The boys haven’t put their heads in the sand, they know they were a long way off attitude-wise last week, but they were on it the week before against Leigh (in Rams’ final pre-season game) and it is about being consistent all the way through a tough season.

“Hopefully we have got the bad one out of the way and we can start again. If we can switch on for the rest of the year we’ll be happy.”

The battle at both ends of the table is expected to be fierce this year and Rams’ coach admitted they need to pick up points sooner rather than later. It is only round two, but he warned: “It is a tough competition. We’ve got to go to Toulouse next week and we play London the week after, but all games will be tough. Swinton are playing good footy, but we’ve got to try and get two points, especially at home. Hopefully, we can get a performance and get off the mark.”

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