Glenn Morrison says his side has every chance of following up impressive victories against Bradford Bulls and Oldham with another against fourth placed Halifax, who the Rams welcome to The Tetley’s Stadium on Sunday.
Richard Marshall’s side will be looking to bounce back after a frustrating 12-12 draw with Whitehaven, but head into clash with strong form behind them.
Their success in last year’s qualifiers, in which they finished sixth of eight sides, provided them with a budget to push on this year, while an influx of Super League players has boosted them further.
Matt Sarsfield in particular has impressed. The second rower signed on loan from Salford and has scored seven tries in just five matches.
It has been a fixture that has not been particularly kind to Dewsbury in recent years, having lost five of their last seven matches against Richard Marshall’s outfit, but the side’s emphatic 25-0 victory against them in 2014 will live long in the memory of any Rams fan.
“It is going to be very tough,” said Morrison.
“They have obviously got goals of top four and we know we have got to be on top of our game.
“They have a larger budget this season and they have also signed a few players from the super League which will make a big difference.
“We have had some good results against them here in previous years and hopefully we can have a similar result to what we had against Oldham.
“We just need to continue to work hard and stick to the basics. We know our defence is solid, so as long as we keep turning up in that area and get to the right points with the ball then we know we can score points.”
Meanwhile, Morrison will continue to monitor his injury situation following last week’s win over Oldham.
“Trout took a bang to the head and suffered a bit of memory loss, so we may have to give him a rest and then we have got a couple of boys in Hepworth and Spicer who we will manage up to the game, while Uaisele came off with a bad knee.
“The difference is we have now got cover as we are starting to get boys back, we have got Teanby who has been rested for a couple of weeks, a couple more middles that are returning and we can now start rotating.
“We are in a lot better position now than we were four or five weeks ago when we could hardly field a team.”