Dewsbury Rams new halfback recruit Morgan Punchard insists he is excited to get started at the Rams, and also learn as much as he can from experienced halfbck duo Paul Sykes and Liam Finn.
On joining the Rams, the 20 year old brought in from Featherstone said: “I spoke to Lee, it sounded really good did the opportunity to be able to come down here and sign for such a great club. I am really looking forward to it to be honest with you, I am just feeling good about the upcoming season, I am prepared for it.
“It was more the opportunity to come here than anything else after speaking with him. We spoke on the phone and I said all I want is the opportunity to play and he seemed interested in what I had to offer.
“I am buzzing to get started it is a massive opportunity for me, I have played at this ground previously last season when I played for Featherstone in the Yorkshire Cup. Putting the shirt on this season will be great, I am really looking forward to it all.
“I want to play for the club and do well for it, it’s a good club, it’s a well known club as well. This is a great opportunity and step up for me to go onto to bigger and better things, I just need an opportunity to play I feel like.
“Lee explained that Liam and Paul are in front of me, but I am happy with that as that gives me experience to go off.”
On that process of learning off of Paul Sykes and Liam Finn, Punchard added: “I am a halfback, a running halfback too, I can play at hooker as well but mainly I prefer to play at halfback. I am still learning the trade, but I am happy to learn off of the two great halfbacks we already have at the club. I am willing to learn what they have to offer and then put that into my game as well.
“They have done it all in the game, like I have said to be able to learn off of them is going to be massive for me. Hopefully then I can take that into my game the little bits I have taken from Liam and Paul. Hopefully that will make me a better player and person as well.”
Punchard also believes a huge factor in him wanting to come to the club is the fantastic faculties that we have at the Rams.
He said: “We have got the new all weather pitch, you’re never not training even when it’s snowing or bad weather. We have got the gym and the wrestle room too so it’s a great set up.”
Finally the youngster insisted he is excited about playing in front of the Dewsbury faithful next season: “History wise I didn’t know a lot, but people know that they are a well known club in the Championship. I have played here before and the fans were against me then, but hopefully now they’ll be behind me, which I am looking forward to playing in front of them.”