Kingstone Press Championship preview: Halifax v Dewsbury Rams

Halifax lost 24-12 at home to Featherstone but coach Richard Marshall says his players will want to make amends this Sunday in front of their own fans.

“It was disappointing last week not to win at home,” he said.

“We had a fair few chances in that game but we didn’t quite execute our plays well enough. There wasn’t a lot in it, we probably bombed two or three chances.

“Featherstone scrambled really well defensively and put us under pressure but at the same time I thought it was in our hands.”

On the challenge of Dewsbury he said: “I watched the play-off game against Dewsbury last year and I thought they were a good team then.

“They’ve improved even more this season. It will be a difficult game for us but we need to start putting our performances together at home and give our fans something to cheer about and hopefully we can do that on Sunday.”

Halifax full-back Miles Greenwood suffered a double fracture of his leg while there is a doubt over forward Luke Ambler who picked up a rib injury.

Glenn Morrison, the Dewsbury coach is preparing for a tough game at Halifax.

“They’re a top side and didn’t get the win that they wanted on the weekend,” he said.

“I think they’ll come out looking for us. We’ve had two good results and had it over them over the last couple of years so when we’re on our game we can give them a good go. Obviously we’ve got to turn up to play.”

With the re-scheduled Championship game at Workington on Wednesday and the Challenge Cup tie against Newcastle Thunder the following Sunday, Morrison said he might look at rotating a few players.

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