DESPITE THEIR derby defeat to Batley Bulldogs, coach Glenn Morrison says Dewsbury Rams are on course for a successful season.
Rams finished sixth in the Championship and need just two wins in the bottom-eights to secure a place in the Kingstone Press Shield semi-finals.
“The top six was what we were aiming for, so we’ve finished where we wanted to be,” Morrison said. “We could have finished one place higher if we’d won on Sunday, but a lot of things went against us.
“We had a lot of injuries from the midweek game and a couple of boys fell ill as well.
“It was tough, we didn’t really have a half-back playing, but I was proud of the boys and what they did.”
Morrison added: “For the season, we did well and we want to kick on now.
“We are pretty well sorted for a place in the semi-finals, but we want to go on. Our goal was to get into the top six and then try and win the trophy.
“And if we do that it’ll have been a successful season.”
Morrison added: “We are on track to give ourselves the best chance we can.”
The new competition begins next week and the Dewsbury boss ventured: “A free weekend will be good for us, after three games in eight days.
“We’ll give them (the Dewsbury players) a few days off, then rip in.”