Dewsbury Rams has recently announce the signing of Liam Finn until the end of the 2020 season. The Ireland international says he is delighted to be re-joining Dewsbury after spending a decade away from the club.
Finn was a part of the 2009 invincible season when the Rams stormed League 1, winning every single game in the season.
On returning to the club and that special time last time he said: “I had a great time last time I was here, there were ups and downs but overall it was enjoyable. My family enjoyed being at the club and coming to games so hopefully it will be the same this time around.
“It was a special year 2009, we worked hard and put in some good performances, we had a few special moments in the unbeaten run, I remember Patch Walker kicking the ball over from the halfway line after the final hooter to snatch a win at Rochdale and so that was a special time.”
The 35 year old is excited about the move and wants to now come in and see how he can help the team push forward.
Finn continued: “From my point of view I want to try and help the club move forward. I want to help the club get back where it is supposed to be and that is hopefully competing in the Championship year after year and be up there with the top six or four teams.
“I have kept tabs on how the club has done at the beginning of the season, since the start of the season the team has been really competitive. That is everything I expected from Greeny (Lee Greenwood) from how the team play. They have been fighting hard for everything and come up short in a couple of unlucky losses.
“They have got a draw and one win under their belt so it has been a decent start, we have done a little bit better than what people would have probably expected us to.”
Finn says that it is nice to see some old faces still at the club, secretary Vivien Calvert and Chairman Mark Sawyer are just two examples of people who Finn knew from his first stint at the Rams.
He said: “It was nice to see both Vivien (Calvert) and Mark (Sawyer) when I came back, two people who have put a hell of a lot of themselves into this club. It’s nice to see two people like that in Rugby league and especially this club, they have put a lot of hard work into what has been done here.
“Hopefully I can give them something to cheer about on the field because that’s what they do it for. They want to see a decent Dewsbury side out on the field and hopefully I can help that. It’s people like them that motivate me to want to do well on the field.”
The former Super League player also knows head coach Lee Greenwood and Finn believes that due to the fact he knows him, it will give him a quicker understanding of how he wants his teams to play.
Finn commented: “Lee has been coaching a long time, he coached me at Siddal for the under 18’s, he is very experienced in different types of coaching now. From being an assistant under Karl Harrison at Batley and Halifax to setting up his own academy, he has also coached juniors and amateurs.
“I just want to have a positive impact on the team and to achieve what maybe others don’t think is possible. We want to be a really competitive side week in week out and start to climb our way up the league table.”
Finally Finn talked about the fans and how he’s looking forward to once again pulling on the Dewsbury shirt in front of them.
He said: “The fans are important at every club and Dewsbury is no different, they had a core fan base which has always got behind the team week in and week out. Sometimes we gave them really good memories and sometimes we struggled a little bit. They were with us through thick and thin and I am sure that will be the same now.”