Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood gave his thoughts to the media following the 20-18 defeat to Bradford on Saturday.

On the defeat he said: “It was similar to the other two games we have played, scrappy would be the best way to describe it. One of my things in this first year at Dewsbury I am trying to do is make us tough to beat.

“I dare say over the last three games we have played we have done that. There is obviously plenty of work to do and we are nowhere near a full strength Bradford side. There is a lot of work to do behind the scenes, we are nowhere near where we need to be, but like I say in this first year I want us to be difficult to beat. I’ve felt that over the previous three games and I felt that tonight.

“There are some things I am not too worried about as we had a 20 man squad in there today. There were 10-11 people not involved in that. There are different combinations I want to look at to make sure we are strong for when the league campaign starts. I think overall there are positives and loads to work on which isn’t too dissimilar to the other two games we have played.

“What I am happy about is the fact we have played Championship opposition. If we had played a league one or lower side we may not have found out which of our players are at Championship level or not. For where we are at this year I think it will help us decide who is up to it and who isn’t. Once the season begins you can’t give game time out like a charity case. You have to get into your strongest line up because you have games to win.”