Dewsbury Rams: Call-off a ‘blessing in disguise’ for injury-hit Rams

Glenn Morrison
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AN UNEXPECTED day off could benefit Dewsbury Rams, coach Glenn Morrison says.

Rams’ Kingstone Press Championship fixture at Oldham two days ago was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Fit-again Dewsbury player Josh Guzdek.

Fit-again Dewsbury player Josh Guzdek.

Rams have lost their four games so far and have an injury-hit squad.

“It was disappointing, we wanted to play,” Morrison said.

“The pitch we played on against Swinton was probably worse than that, but we lost that game because of the ball getting stuck in the mud.

“By the time we got there they had decided it wasn’t going to be on, but we don’t really have any complaints.

“We were pretty limited on troops so it might be a blessing in disguise.

Morrison said the postponement will give Josh Guzdek, who had been due to return from injury, an extra week to work on his fitness.

Aaron Ollett was unavailable two days ago, but could come into contention for this Sunday’s visit of his former club Hull KR.

Rams are still waiting to hear a new date for the trip to Oldham.

Morrison said: “If we can get it on a Challenge Cup weekend that would be ideal.

“Otherwise we will have to play it midweek. We did that the other year when we had to go to Workington and it’s not the best.”

Rams have confirmed their Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth round tie at home to Newcastle Thunder will be played on Friday, March 17 (8pm).