Wigan Warriors ‘will have to earn their cup win’ against Dewsbury

Dewsbury Rams head coach Glenn Morrison insists that defending cup holders Wigan will be made to work hard to ensure they progress to the fifth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup.

The Rams are huge outsiders for the contest on Friday night, but Morrison believes his side have nothing to lose, and is excited about the prospect of facing the Warriors on their own turf.

“It’s massive for the club, especially for the players; we’ve got some young boys who have aspirations to play Super League and they’ve a chance to test themselves against one of the best teams in the world. It’s going to be exciting to see how they go,” Morrison claimed.

“Getting this draw has been perfect for us. It’s brought a lot of publicity for the club and we’re hoping for a 3,500 crowd. It’s like a Cup final for us and the players will go out there determined to do themselves proud.”

Morrison admits he is realistic about the prospect of turning over the team who won both the Grand Final and the Challenge Cup last year, but insisted that Shaun Wane’s men will know they have been in a battle come 10pm on Friday.

“We’ve nothing to lose. They hold the trophy and they’ll want to hang onto it. We’ll go out there and make sure they earn their right to go through to the next round.

“We’re not there to make up the numbers but we’re realistic. We’ll make sure they know they’ve been in the game.”

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