Dewsbury Rams coach Kelly keen to keep Crowther beyond dual reg’ clause

Jordan Crowther.
Jordan Crowther.
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DEWSBURY RAMS are keen to keep Wakefield Trinity forward Jordan Crowther who has been playing for them on dual-registration.

Crowther was among Rams’ try scorers when they lost 42-18 to Featherstone Rovers in the Betfred Championship two days ago.

Neil Kelly.

Neil Kelly.

The 21-year-old was set to join Rams on loan this year, but that arrangement was scrapped in favour of a dual-registration deal which allows him to move between the clubs at short notice.

“I would like him to stay longer, beyond this season, but he’s not our player,” said Rams coach Neil Kelly.

“I think it would be wrong to comment too much on him at this moment in time, but I thought [on Sunday] and over the last month he has played some really good football for us, since he has been playing in the middle.”

Of Crowther’s performance against Rovers, Kelly added: “I thought he had an absolutely immense game for us. He was right in the thick of it; in the middle on a warm day he tackled his heart out. With the ball he was always on hand to play a bit of football and he did some tough stuff as well.”

Kelly was also pleased with former Trinity forward Kyle Trout. He said: “He had by far and away his best game for us. Periodically, players such as Robbie Ward and Dom Speakman, when he was on, had their moment in the sun, but not consistently well enough over the 80 minutes.”

Rovers are away to Championship leaders Toronto Wolfpack on Saturday. They will fly to Canada on Thursday and return the day after the game.

Kelly said Lucas Walshaw suffered a possible dislocated finger against Featherstone, but Rams came through with no other major injuries.

Rob Worrincy is set to miss the rest of the season due to a biceps injury suffered in last month’s draw at Halifax.