No contact from Bradford over Morrison’s availability

Dewsbury Rams Chairman Mark Sawyer says there has been no contact from Bradford Bulls over the availability of coach Glenn Morrison.

The Australian has been extensively linked with the vacant Bulls post since James Lowes resigned last week, and was installed as favourite for the job by bookmakers Ladbrokes.

But Sawyer says there has been no approach from the Bulls, with Morrison contracted to Dewsbury until the end of the 2017 season.

Sawyer said: “There has been no contact at all from Bradford, and as far as I know they’ve had no contact with Glenn himself.

“We don’t know what their thoughts are on the matter, and because there’s been no approach, I haven’t even thought about it either.

“Glenn has been linked with than many jobs recently, with Wakefield being another one, but unless somebody gets in touch we stay as we are.

“If Bradford do, then I will speak with our shareholders, but we haven’t had any indication that will happen at the moment.

“We’ve always had a good relationship with Bradford and have two of their players on loan here at the moment, which reflects the fact that we work well together.

“They know that if they want to talk about anything then they can just pick up the phone and speak to me.”

Sawyer welcomed last week’s sixth round Challenge Cup draw that pits the Rams against Wigan Warriors, in a game that will take place at the Tetley’s Stadium on Sunday May 8.

He added: “It’s a good tie for us.

“We’ve been very fortunate this year that we’ve had three home draws now.

“Back in the distant past I can remember a run of eleven straight away draws, so it’s amazing how things balance out over the years.”