RHYS Morgan says it is important his side grab victories in their next two North Premier games as they look to re-boot their season.

The Stacks Field side will look to bounce back from a 36-10 loss to Blaydon last weekend, their sixth from their opening 10 games of the season, when they host Lymm on Saturday.

The heavy defeat left Ilkley in 10th place in the table, on 22 points, one place and four points ahead of Lymm.

Ilkley follow this game up with a trip to second-from-bottom Wilmslow on Saturday, December 1.

Ilkley will assess the fitness of Luke Pearson ahead of this weekend's clash, after he went off with a nasty cut to his leg against Blaydon.

Number eight Max McKay is back for Saturday's clash after being unavailable at Blaydon.

Head of rugby Morgan said: "It is an important stage of the season.

"It would be nice to come out with a couple of wins on the trot, they would get us back up into a good position.

"It's not a must-win game on Saturday, just important. We need points out of the next two games.

"We have a point to prove against Lymm. There is a long time to go in the season. It would certainly help us going into the Christmas run-up if we got into a good position.

"We've got to go into it on Saturday with the right mindset. We can't go into the Lymm game unprepared, thinking it's going to be an easy win for us.

"We need to make sure the set-piece is right. It was down to complacency and bad calls against Blaydon.

"Lymm are a good team, you don't become a bad team overnight. They are in a similar position to us.

"We need to go out there and make things happen and not lie down."

Morgan said poor decision-making played a part in his side's defeat in the North East at Blaydon.

He added: "I was disappointed, I did not think we had a fair shot up there. We started well, but we got an injury to Luke Pearson after the first try.

"I was not happy with how we attacked the game. It was 30 minutes into the second half before we started to have a go at them.

"Without a doubt we caused our own problems and our own mistakes. We made mistakes at set-pieces and open play. We did not keep hold of the ball.

"We are now at a stage of the season when we are playing against teams who are in a similar position to ourselves. We will have close games against them."