Dewsbury Rams Tom Garratt is excited about this weekend’s game against Halifax panthers. He believes Dewsbury can bounce back with a win on Sunday after recent defeats. 

On the game this weekend he said: “You can expect a similar performance against Halifax like we put in against York. 

“I’d just like to see us make less errors. I expect Halifax will be wanting to bounce back from their loss to Oldham as well.” 

Garratt insists the players and supporters can take heart from the York game despite the defeat, and to take those positives going into this weekend. 

He said: “We were gutted in the changing rooms obviously after feeling like we put everything into the game but at the same time also pretty encouraged that our effort and physicality was there. 

“it was just our own errors and penalties conceded that let us down. What’s encouraging is that those errors are the things we can work on. I’d be worried if we felt like the effort wasn’t there.” 

Garratt is once again enjoying his rugby and believes the tight knit bond the dressing room has will really help them in games in the future. 

“it’s a common opinion with the lads that we know we’ve still got another gear or two to find. If we match that effort week in week out then you’re going to see us click very soon.”

“Most nights you see a good number of lads doing their own bits of training before and after the actual training sessions. 

“These are semi-pro lads who are staying at training late to do their extras who have work in the morning. If there are errors being made it’s either because there’s still a ‘rust’ factor in there, that might still take a few games for some lads myself included, but also from over eagerness. 

“Almost from trying too hard, too eager to make a tackle and we’re getting caught offside things like that. That’s only because we care and want to do well for the club.”

Finally Garratt insists the lads will be doing all they can to bring home two points on Sunday. 

He said: “We are massively determined, you can see it in the lads eyes how much a defeat pains us. 

“Especially when we feel we could have won or done better. You’re going to see a response from those defeats 100%.”