Smith wary of unique Dewsbury surroundings in cup

Tony Smith admits his Warrington side will have to be on their guard when they step out onto a “traditional Yorkshire pitch” tomorrow night.

The Wolves head to Dewsbury in the Challenge Cup looking to progress to yet another quarter-final, but they face a Dewsbury side who are in good form, and are competing for promotion in the Championship.

And Smith says that the conditions at Dewsbury’s Tetley’s Stadium will give Glenn Morrison’s side an advantage – but they are going there with a professional and fully prepared mindset.

“On a small ground it’s going to be tough. Their pitch is 62 metres wide – it’s narrow and short,” said Smith.


“The ground itself makes it tough. It’s narrow, short, sloped and windy – it’s one of those traditional Yorkshire pitches where they have the advantage, because they know how to play it.

“Those things are in those favour, and they’re a good team in the Championship. We’ve done plenty of homework on them, though.

“It’s about going there, being professional and doing a good job. That’s what we’re intending to do.”