Dewsbury Rams: Robins first up as Rams face tough week

Neil Kelly.
Neil Kelly.
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TOMORROW’S TRIP to Kingstone Press Championship leaders Hull KR (3pm) is the appetiser to the main course for Dewsbury Rams.

Coach Neil Kelly’s team travelled to third-placed London Broncos six days ago and are at home against Toulouse Olympique, who are second, next Saturday. But they are away to Oldham – currently just three points above them in the table – in a rearranged game in midweek and that is a key fixture in their battle against the drop.

“We are in a tough run of games, but we’ve got to play them and we’re not complaining about it,” Kelly said. “The meat in the sandwich is Oldham on Wednesday night and that’s the one we are really focusing on.

“It [tomorrow] is a game we have got to compete in and that’s what we are looking at doing. We want to put in a good performance and be competitive.

“We are not waving a white flag, we are going there to get a result, but if we look at the league table Oldham is the big one. That’s a really important two points because if we get them it will put us on eight and they are on nine at the moment.”

Kelly admitted getting through tomorrow injury-free is a priority.

“Everybody will play a part over the next three games,” he added.

“If we can come away from Hull KR having competed and given a good account of ourselves and not picked up any injuries we will see that as being successful.”

Meanwhile Kelly is looking to bring in a front-row forward as cover for Tony Tonks who is struggling with a succession of injuries and Mitchell Stringer, who is set to undergo knee surgery.