Kingstone Press Championship Preview: Workington Town v Dewsbury Rams

Phil Veivers, the Workington coach, says he’s been concerned with rectifying problems this week follow their opening day defeat at Batley.

“I thought we had plenty of endeavour but not enough guile. We’ll give Dewsbury the respect they deserve and hopefully aim up a little bit better than what we did against Batley last week,” he said.

Ahead of their first Championship home game he added:  “We need to make it a fortress so anyone coming up here whatever they get, they earn and for it to be a really physical and tough game for them.”

Full-back Brett Carter is doubtful with a rib cartilage problem, while Nathan Lucock’s suffered a broken nose and a neck injury at Batley.

Glenn Morrison’s not getting carried away with his side’s opening day win over Sheffield, their first for many years: “Obviously it was a monkey off our backs, we hadn’t beaten them for a while,” he said. “It was great to get the win but I don’t think we played overly well. We worked hard and got the job done, which was the pleasing thing.

“Trips up there (to Workington) are always tough. I went to watch them against Batley and I’ll think they’ll change their team from what they had there. We’re not reading too much into their performance last week.

“I think it’s going to be a tough one and they’ve got a good coach. You can tell from the structures he’s putting in place they’re going to be strong. We’re going up there with the same intensity and we need to come away with the points.”

Morrison will be selecting from a fully fit squad.

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