Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood has had his say following the win against Rochdale Hornets on Sunday.

On the victory he said: “It’s job done, first half defensively we started OK, but then started to make some mistakes. We weren’t punishing them for their mistakes and we were just giving them the ball back which turned it into a 50/50 game. I thought they were full value for their lead at half time.

“A few choice words were said at the break, we needed to be more direct and go hard and do the tough stuff that needed to be done especially in those conditions. When you are behind on the scoreboard against a struggling Rochdale side, in the second half we took the game away from them and as soon as we did that they didn’t get a sniff.

“You can be annoyed we didn’t start the game like that, but fair play we got ourselves out of a sticky situation. We won comfortably in the second half once we went hard and did the right stuff so job done.

“I will still be looking towards next season there will be a 2020 come what may. The win puts pressure on Batley and Widnes but mainly on Barrow as they now need to win 3 out of their last five games.

“You need a good mix of 17 players those who produce quality and those who are prepared to do the tough stuff. Today was a day to do that and enough of our lads did it. Not in the first half but in the second half they did. We have some good lads waiting in the wings wanting to impress and wanting to win a contract for next year.”

During the game Paul Sykes took a knock but Greenwood says the captain is a tough guy to battle on.

He said: “Paul still isn’t 100% from the knee injury that kept him out for a long time. I was going to bring him off just for a rest and slot Dom in there. Sykesy is a tough guy he’s from the old school he’ll be fine. However if he isn’t I do think we have enough in the squad for cover.

“We are looking upwards now, today wasn’t the perfect performance but we’ve played well over the last few weeks.”