Championship: We can’t let our standards drop at Whitehaven – Morrison

Glenn Morrison.
Glenn Morrison.
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DEWSBURY RAMS’ players have been urged not to let their standards drop when they visit Whitehaven tomorrow (3pm).

Rams are seventh in the Kingstone Press Championship, one place and a massive 11 points clear of their Cumbrian hosts.

Coach Glenn Morrison’s men are coming off back-to-back wins over fifth-placed Featherstone Rovers and London Broncos, who are sixth, but have tended to struggle against teams lower down the table.

“It is always a tough journey up there,” Morrison said of the trip to Whitehaven. “No matter what sort of form you are in, you’ve got to get over the journey.

“We are expecting a tough game. They didn’t have the best of games last week against Workington (a 28-6 home defeat) and we are expecting a bit of a backlash.

“We have to be switched on, like we have been against the top teams.”

Morrison is confident his side can back-up their impressive recent results. He added: “We’ve beaten two teams in the top-six and we need to continue that.

“We need to build some momentum for the back end of the year and make sure we peak at the right time, like we did last season. We have spoken about that. You don’t win anything in the first half of the season, you want to be there or thereabouts, but you have to make sure blokes are fresh and getting back at the right time. We are starting to do that.”