Dewsbury Rams centre Adam Ryder was disappointed with the team’s defeat to the Batley Bulldogs last weekend but insists that the performance has only been a blip from what has been an encouraging run of games in the last month or so.

He said of the defeat: “It was one of the most disappointing games we have played against Batley this season because we have come in on the back of some good performances. But as we have seen this season we have not performed this campaign against Batley which is one of the biggest games as a Dewsbury player and more importantly supporter.”

Ryder was most disappointed for the fan base who he knows will have been frustrated by the results and performances against Batley this campaign.

He commented: “I hope the fans understand there was nobody more disappointed in that
performance than the players and hopefully we can make up for that in the last 3

“It was ball retention that killed us, we would start the set off well, win the first couple
of rucks then either knock the ball on or lose it in contact.”

Despite the defeat on Sunday to our nearest neighbours Ryder believes it is only a blip from what has been a decent run of performances.

He added: “Confidence has been building over the last 5-6 weeks, we have been putting plays together and scoring some decent tries. I genuinely believe Batley was a blip and we will finish the season on a high.”