Dewsbury Rams head coach Lee Greenwood has had his say ahead of today’s game against the Widnes Vikings.
He said: “I am looking forward to it, it will be the last game for a number of players on both sides really and it is a long time until next year and the boxing day game against Batley.
“The last home game against Bradford wasn’t brilliant but before that we played through a couple of performances that were pleasing. If we can round it off with a performance like that this weekend people can go home happy.
“We haven’t beaten what we would call a big club at home and we have talked about some really good results away at Widnes and Featherstone. We haven’t really got a big win at home yet and so to do it this weekend would be great. Although Widnes are down at the bottom near us they are still a big club and so it would be a big win against them and a good one for us to win for our supporters if we could pull it off.
“There will be a lot of lads playing their last game in Dewsbury colours this weekend so whilst we want to win generally we also want to win it for those lads too and so there might be a bit of emotion in the air.
“We won’t learn anything more on Sunday, but I just see it as a chance to send our supporters home happy. It is a long time to dwell on your final performance during the off season. It’d be nice to sign off with a win but it won’t change what sort of season it has been, it will just mean one more score on the win, draw or loss column. There is a slight bit of difference in funding depending on where you finish but not a huge amount. I think it’s more important to get a win on Sunday for those lads that are leaving us and for those fans to go home happy.
“We have a couple of the lads missing, there will be some players back after being unavailable for the Toulouse trip. So it leaves us with options with numbers, and it’s up to me who I decide to use on Sunday. It might not be for rugby reasons that they play, it might be that a player deserves to play in his last game for the club.”