Dewsbury Rams fullback Joe Martin is ready for a tough test away at Halifax.

The fullback is now fully recovered following a small niggle in pre-season.

On the upcoming game at Halifax Martin said: “They’re a good team with some smart players, obviously Scott Murrell is a key player for them, we will need to be switched on for 80 minutes.

“Like we saw against Sheffield when they won it with the last play of the game!”

On that small niggle in pre-season Martin commented: “Things are going well, I had a little bit of a niggle at the back end of pre-season which is a bit of a pain having had a good pre-season up until then. However I am now ready to get stuck into the season and into the next few games.”

Martin was once a former Fax player, he insists he enjoys playing against his old club and knows some of the players there.

He said: “It’s always good to play against your old clubs, I have got a lot of mates there still.

“I try and go on their mad Monday every year!! and I’ve not lost against them yet! Fingers crossed that doesn’t change!”

Last weekend the Rams game against Swinton was called off due to the weather. However Martin doesn’t believe the disruption caused will have too much of an effect going into this weekend.

He said: “It won’t have too much effect, we are are just wanting to get a run of games in and get in some form, especially after a tough pre-season where all the boys have worked hard and built a good environment.

“So everyone is just chomping at the bit to play again now.”

On that good mood in the camp Martin insists the team has become close and are all pulling in the same direction.

He said: “Like I said before we have a really good group who want to work hard for each other. It’s good to be a part of it, hopefully it kicks us on for a successful season.”

Finally Martin is looking forward to getting back out in front of the Rams faithful.

He said: “Yes it’s always good when the fans turn out in numbers, it really does help spur the boys on.

“Hopefully they brave the conditions tomorrow and turn up in numbers! Up The Rams.”