NRL: Dymock hints at changes for Bulldogs

The Bulldogs will be without Michael Ennis for at least this week's game due to a neck injury. Photo / Getty Images
The Bulldogs will be without Michael Ennis for at least this week's game due to a neck injury. Photo / Getty Images

Canterbury caretaker coach Jim Dymock says he'll look to shake things up when he names his NRL side to face Parramatta at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.

Thrust into the head coaching role the day before the Bulldogs went down to the Warriors in Auckland last Friday night, Dymock said he was looking forward to stamping his imprint on the side as he goes in search of his first win against the Eels.

"We know we need a bit of a change in the team so I'll have a look at the boys today and go through it with the coaches,'' Dymock said ahead of training on Tuesday morning.

"Definitely there's going to be some changes and I think we definitely need it.

"I don't think it's desperation, we're just looking for wins so if I have to make a change I'll make it - hopefully that will bring a first win for me."

Dymock, who has been given the rest of the season to audition for the job on a fulltime basis, will be forced to make at least one change with utility Kris Keating out for up to a month with an elbow injury.

NSW Origin hooker Michael Ennis will also miss at least this week's game due to a neck injury, with scans later this week to determine his immediate playing future.

"Losing (Keating) is a big loss, we've also lost Mick - but we've got a couple of good blokes who have been playing in the reggies (reserve grade)," Dymock said.

"Josh Reynolds has had a go this year and also there's Joel Romelo - they're two blokes that have played a handful of games of first grade, I'm sure they'll be able to handle it."

- AAP

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