PREVIEW: Dewsbury expecting backlash from out of form Bradford

Dewsbury lost to Batley Bulldogs on Good Friday but beat Sheffield Eagles on Easter Monday before losing 40-18 at home by Leigh Centurions last week. Coach Glenn Morrison said: “I’ve been pleased with the boys’ effort. The Easter period is a tough time on everyone and being a part-time team we had to play in the Challenge Cup as well so we’ve played three full-time teams plus a local derby in three weeks.

“We had 10 players missing on the weekend but we put in a good effort bearing that in mind. We just need to get some bodies back and when we do we’ll get more consistency.

“We’re expecting a backlash from Bradford. They’re going to come strong up the middle. We’ve got nine forwards missing who would have been in our starting 17, so it’s going to be a tough one. But we’ll patch up a team and get them on the pitch and do our best.”

Bradford Bulls have lost their last two games and are now down to fourth in the table so they will be looking to bounce back at Dewsbury.