Dewsbury Rams captain Paul Sykes insists everyone at the club from staff and players to supporters must stick together.

Sykes believes Dewsbury can come through this tough period and start to win games again. That all starts on Sunday against the York City Knights at Bootham Crescent.

On that fixture Sykes said: “It is going to be a tough game and they are where they are for a reason. They are a young side who have now been together for a few years. They have now established themselves in the Championship.

“We’d like to think we can win, we are where we are and York are where they are. We are in a tough place at the minute and are desperate for a win. I think if we get up there we can give ourselves a chance of winning the game.

“We have to be 100% committed to each other, its vital we pick up some points along the way. The end of the season is quite near and we don’t want to be finishing in that bottom two. I think we have to stay tight as a unit, once we get that first win we can start to look up the table and not down it.

“We have had a few bad losses and it’s not a nice place to be in. It’s frustrating for the fans not seeing us perform like they know we are capable of.

“We are 100% committed and that’s all we need to know, we’ll fight tooth and nail to stay in the Championship.

“We have had a few injuries and there’s been a few ins and outs making it a bit hard to gel as a unit but you have to get on with it, it’s life. What we have got here now we will fight tooth and nail to stay in the Championship.”