Dewsbury Rams: Time to prove we’re the real deal says coach Kelly

Neil Kelly.
Neil Kelly.
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DEWSBURY RAMS have provided evidence they are beginning to get their act together and now boss Neil Kelly wants them to prove it wasn’t a flash in the pan.

Rams recorded only their second win of the Kingstone Press Championship season –and fourth in all competitions – when they pipped Batley Bulldogs 13-12 last weekend.

It was their third win of 2017 against Batley and Kelly is urging them to “replicate the same fighting spirit” at home to Bradford Bulls in tomorrow’s crucial bottom-two derby (3pm).

Kelly said: “We’re looking to build on last week’s performance. We recognise how important this game is. It is a massive game for us and we’ve got to make sure everybody pulls in the right direction.”

Bulls are on minus two points, six behind second-bottom Rams.

Kelly added: “I saw a semblance of what I am looking for in last week’s performance.

“In a game of this magnitude I am looking for more and even a complete performance with the ball and in defence.

“We had the most numbers we’ve had a training all season on Wednesday and that’s encouraging.”

Former Hull KR centre Macauley Hallett could make his debut after joining Rams in a swap which took Jason Crookes to Batley.

Full-back James Craven has returned to the club from Thornhill Trojans.