Rams on the lookout for a new coach after Morrison quits

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DEWSBURY RAMS will advertise for a new head coach after Glenn Morrison’s departure.

Assistant-coaches Karl Pryce and Jonathan Schofield have been put in temporary charge.

Sunday’s 56-18 defeat at Morrison’s former club Bradford Bulls was their sixth in as many Kingstone Press Championship fixtures this year.

Rams’ only win so far was a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth round victory over League One side Newcastle Thunder almost two weeks ago.

In a statement, Rams chairman Mark Sawyer said: “Glenn approached me after [Sunday’s] game.

“He felt it was in the best interests of the club for him to step down and allow us to get someone else in and give them enough time to try and turn the performances around.

“I can only reflect positively on Glenn’s near five-year tenure as head coach of Dewsbury Rams.

“He was a part-time coach who put in full-time hours and he brought some great players to the club, despite working to a limited budget.

“While results so far this season have been disappointing, it should be noted that Glenn delivered the club’s highest finishing position in many years during his time with us.

“He leaves with our sincerest best wishes.”

Morrison, 40, played for Parramatta, Balmain, North Sydney and North Queensland in his native Australia before joining Bradford in 2007.

He played for Wakefield Trinity in 2010 and 2011 and then had a season as assistant-coach after hanging up his boots due to a shoulder injury.

He joined Dewsbury at the end of the 2012 season.

“I want to thank the club for the opportunity and the years I have had here,” he said in a club statement.

“We have had some successful seasons that I’m proud of, but unfortunately we just have not had the results required this season and so I feel the time is right to part ways.

“I wish Mark and the club all the success in the future.It has been an honour to have coached the Dewsbury Rams.”