Briscoe to see specialist

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CRAIG Briscoe will see a specialist tomorrow (Thurs) about the knee injury he picked up in Sunday’s game with Workington Town.

It was to the same knee that has caused the Oldham back-row forward to miss most of the season, but it’s not thought to be the same problem.

“It clearly needs further investigation. We’ll know more when he has seen the specialist, who may want him to have a scan,” said coach Scott Naylor.

Richard Lepori, who suffered a gashed hand in the previous game with Workington on July 24, will again miss out when Roughyeds play Swinton Lions at Sale RU Club on Sunday, but prop Jack Spencer, out for several weeks with a shoulder injury, might be back.

“He’s training again so, hopefully, he will be available,” added Naylor, who confirmed that Adam Clay got through last Sunday’s fiercely-fought battle with Town without further damage to the shoulder he hurt in the previous game against the Cumbrians.

Naylor: “We’ve also got players nursing bumps and bruises, but at this stage of the season we’re no different to any other club in that.

“We’ve got to get on with it and it looks as though I will have more players available than I had last week.”

Swinton’s deadline-day signing Jake Emmitt, released by Leigh earlier in the season, is set for his home debut at Heywood Road.

The prop, who has been playing in Australia, was judged to be the Lions’ best player in last Sunday’s defeat at Dewsbury Rams.

Centre Stuart Littler and winger Liam Marshall are set to return to the side but Connor Dwyer will have to face a head test after taking a knock at Dewsbury.


Club Cash Lottery

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there's never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why ? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back -- not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It's back this week and it's been won first time out, so next week's jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order -- our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

he easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

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