Fax seek improvement against Rams

Halifax coach Richard Marshall felt that his team showed some good signs in their 44-22 defeat to Bradford last week.

He is hoping to see improvement, however, when his team welcome Dewsbury to The Shay this Sunday.

“We blooded a couple of our younger players, we wanted to see how they’d go,” he said.

“At times we weren’t far off Bradford, who put out one of the strongest teams they’ve had all year.

“There was some improvement there, so we’ll look to improve again against Dewsbury this week and hopefully that might be enough for us to get a win.”

Back rowers Jacob Fairbank Dane Manning, along with possibly hooker Ben Kaye could return for Fax.

Dewsbury lost 34-24 at Workington Town, and coach Glenn Morrison felt his team had struggled thanks to the poor start they made to the game.

“It was a tough 80 minutes,” he said.

“We didn’t start very well but got into the game after 15 minutes, even though we were a man down for most of it.

“We dominated the game until we got another man down and went to 11 players and they scored 18 points. You can’t compete at any level with 11 v 13.

“Halifax are a quality side. Missing out on the top four hurt them a little bit but we know that on their day they are a top four side. It’s going to be tough, we need to bounce back ourselves.”

Second row Toby Adamson will probably missing for the Rams, as he has a bicep injury.

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