Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood has spoke exclusively to the Rams website ahead of tomorrow’s Yorkshire Cup fixture against York City Knights.
The Rams will face the Knights in York at Bootham Crescent with a 6pm kick off time arranged.
On the upcoming fixture, Greenwood said: “There are a few guys in the squad that need the game to be honest. They need to work against Championship opposition and see where they are at. With in that, there is definitely some places up for grabs for the Rochdale game.
“The closer we get to it, the closer the coaching staff are thinking about the first 17. There is a lot of maybe’s and if’s, certainly with combinations, and who starts and who is on the bench. We need to have a look at people tomorrow and if they impress then we can look at the starting 13 or the squad itself for that game.
“in that sort of sense it is a big game for us and the players. I am excited about seeing the other lads play, we have only seen glimpses of them playing a half here and there.
“We did have quite a few training with us and some haven’t been available to play for whatever reason but overall we have a healthy squad. It’s only fair players get a proper chance to show us what they can do.
“Everyone who has been fit and available over pre-season will have had their fair chance in game time too. We can then make a call and it will be justified when we pick the team for Rochdale.
“I am glad it’s a Championship team we are playing against tomorrow. Once this one is out of the way it gives us two week before Rochdale. It’s a good chance tomorrow for some to play against a good Championship team.
“York will go with a strong team because of their small numbers. I have spoke to James Ford their coach this week and he says he’s putting out a strong team. That is good because it gives our lads an opportunity to come up against a strong team.
“I think we have competed in the three games so far and I will be disappointed if we don’t compete tomorrow. Its a good chance for the fans like us to learn about the players. There are a lot of new faces and names to learn, best way to learn them is by watching them play.”