COACH GLENN Morrison is demanding a positive response from his Dewsbury Rams side when they visit Sheffield Eagles in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield tomorrow (3pm).
Rams suffered an embarrassing 56-12 home loss to second-bottom Whitehaven last weekend and are hanging on to the fourth and final play-offs spot by a point from Swinton Lions.
Sheffield thrashed Workington 62-0 last Sunday, just six days after a 54-24 romp at Oldham and Morrison admitted it will take a huge improvement for his men to pick up the win.
“The boys have held their hand up this week,” Morrison said.
“They have trained well. We know it is going to be tough, Sheffield are probably the form team in the competition at the moment, but if we want to get into the finals we have to go there and get the points.”
Morrison reckons his team’s attitude let them down against Whitehaven. He added: “It was a mentality thing. We probably didn’t give them the respect they deserved and they caught us off guard.”
Swinton have a tough home game against Halifax today and finish off at Whitehaven next Sunday, when Rams play host to Oldham.
“We need to win one and maybe both of the last two games,” Morrison predicted. “It is in our own hands and hopefully the boys will be in the right frame of mind and they take what we’ve worked on in training into the game.”