Dewsbury Rams captain Paul Sykes has signed a new one year contract at the club.

Sykes came to Dewsbury in 2016 and immediately became a fans favourite. The local lad immediately impressed the supporters with his all action play and passion for his home town team.

The 38 year old has committed to a fourth year with the Rams and has reiterated his desire to finish his career off at the club.

In what will be a new role for Sykes, as well as being the club captain he’ll also become part of the backroom staff taking on assistant duties.

Head coach Lee Greenwood was delighted to be able to keep Sykes at the club. He also explained his new assistant role too.


Greenwood said: “I feel this is a great move for all parties involved. Paul wants to finish his playing career here whilst starting on his coaching path.

We have gone through a change with backroom staff and I believe the coaching team will complement each other well. Paul will add a very experience and respected voice from a coaching perspective now, as well as his influence as a player.

“Paul shared a lot of my frustration last year but understands the necessary process we are going through and is firmly behind it.

“On the playing front, I felt Paul generally performed really well, despite suffering a bad injury and playing in a team that was going through a transitional period. He has a winning mentality and is keen to pass on his knowledge to others, while continuing to play well himself. He will enjoy 2020 as I hope we all do.”

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