HANDY INCLUSION: Matt Baker will be back on deck for Wallabys this weekend against Valleys.
HANDY INCLUSION: Matt Baker will be back on deck for Wallabys this weekend against Valleys. Paul Braven GLA140517LEAGUE

Wallabys heading in the right direction

RUGBY LEAGUE: Wallabys have been hopping under the radar over the past month, but in an ominous sign to the rest of the reserves competition, their coach believes they can only get better.

Ashley Dodd's side has won three out of their past four games and are sitting outright fourth in the 12-team competition.

They'll look to continue that momentum on Saturday when they travel to Emu Park to take on Valleys, who moved up to fifth on the ladder after last weekend's win over Gladstone Brothers.

Wallabys took the spoils 38-22 against Tannum Sands despite only having two players on their bench and missing some first-team regulars.

With playmaker Matt Baker back on deck, Dodd is looking for his side to consolidate its position in the top five.

"I know we aren't going to catch the top three but I'll be happy as long as we get fourth or fifth,” Dodd said.

"We're heading in the right direction considering the low numbers and we can only get better with more numbers.”

In other reserves games, Emu Park host Calliope and Tannum Sands play Gladstone Brothers at Marley Brown Oval on Sunday.