Dewsbury Rams: Upbeat Morrison targets play-offs

DEWSBURY RAMS ticked two boxes in their 24-22 win at Halifax, according to coach Glenn Morrison.

Tuesday, 23rd August 2016, 5:26 am
Glenn Morrison

Rams were on the back of a shock defeat at relegation-threatened Workington Town and Morrison said: “We spoke about getting the two points, but first and foremost getting a performance.

“We talked about getting that bond and that willingness to work for each other which we’ve had in the past, but has been missing.

“We had that. In the last 20 minutes we dug deep and our goalline defence was solid and we ground out a good, tough win away from home.”

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Morrison is confident Rams are now safe from relegation and the target for their remaining games is to seal a place in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield play-offs.

“For us to get relegated I think the two bottom teams would have to win all their games and we’d have to lose all ours,” he said.

“We have got to try and cement a top-four spot; we are fourth now – equal third – and we have still got Whitehaven and Oldham to play and Sheffield.

“If we can get some results it is in our hands to make the semi-finals.”

Paul Sykes suffered a calf problem against Halifax, but is likely to be suspended for next Monday’s visit of Bradford Bulls, along with Joel Farrell.