Dewsbury Rams centre Adam Ryder is confident that the team can bounce back this seekend ahead of our game against the Bradford Bulls.
The Rams were defeated last time out by the Batley Bulldogs, but Ryder insists the players would like to make amends for that defeat and try to get the win against the Bulls. If a point is picked up by the Rams this weekend and Barrow lose, it will mean Dewsbury will be playing Championship rugby next year.
On the game against Bradford, Ryder said: “Bradford is a very well drilled side, they all know their jobs and where they are going. On our pitch it’s about controlling their forwards and going forward from their back three, which barring last Sunday we have been doing well against better sides.
“I’ve got no doubt we will have a reaction from the Batley game against Bradford, there are some very frustrated players looking to make amends.”
On his own performances this season Ryder is disappointed and says he will be looking to make improvements over the next year, and try to become the best centre in the league.
“I set myself high standards as a player and put pressure on myself to be better every game. So honestly this season I haven’t hit the performances this year that I would have hoped for.
“However I’m constantly working on being better and hopefully working towards being one of the best centres in the Championship.”
Finally Ryder doesn’t want to jinx the fact that the Rams don’t have enough points yet to say they will be playing Championship rugby next year. However he is confident that Dewsbury can get two more wins out of their last three games to secure their place in the division.
“I don’t want to jinx it and say yes we have enough points. We can’t worry about anyone else, we need to concentrate on picking our performances back up and I can see us getting at least two wins out of our next three fixtures.”