Dewsbury Rams: We’re not out of woods yet warns Neil Kelly

Neil Kelly.
Neil Kelly.
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BOSS NEIL Kelly insists Dewsbury Rams aren’t out of relegation trouble despite their recent surge up the Kingstone Press Championship table.

Dewsbury Rams have climbed to three places outside the relegation zone after a run of five wins from their last seven games.

Paul Sykes.

Paul Sykes.

That is a remarkable transformation after they lost their opening eight league fixtures, but Kelly warned: “We aren’t out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination.

“We’re happy with our recent run, but it’s about keeping it going and recognising what we are doing in the early stages of games that’s leading to us being able to win them. We have got to keep doing that.”

Rams, who visit Batley Bulldogs on Sunday, avenged a 46-0 loss at Rochdale Hornets in the opening game of the season with a 40-10 win two days ago.

“By the end of the game they were demoralised because we defended so well,” Kelly said. “We’ve got some good footballers in our side who are always going to score points, but our defence was superb throughout the game.”

Kelly’s side came through with no injuries and he paid tribute to veteran former Wakefield, Bradford and London back Paul Sykes after he passed 2,000 career points in his 400th game.

“He is playing well, he is an integral part of what we are doing,” said the coach.