Grimshaw signs new deal

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DANNY Grimshaw, a senior citizen of the Oldham squad at the age of 30, has signed a new one-year deal to keep him at the club for a second season.

The former Hunslet Hawks half-back, who is currently being rested because of a long-standing groin problem, has played most of his 19 games for Roughyeds this year in the centre, demonstrating a willingness to move out of his comfort zone for the benefit of his team and his club.

He is unlikely to play against financially-troubled Sheffield Eagles at Bower Fold on Monday (3pm), but he is expected to be back in action before the end of the season next month.

Coach Scott Naylor said he was delighted ‘Grimmer’ will again be in Oldham colours in 2017.

“He gives us a lot of experience. He’s tough too. And he’s proved himself a very good addition to the squad,” said the Roughyeds boss.

He added: “He’s been unlucky with injuries (like his fellow 2016 new boys Craig Briscoe and Jack Spencer), but he’s always keen to put up his hand and have a dig and that’s one of the things I like about him.

“He’s also prepared to play in positions other than his preferred half-back spot and it’s good to have players in the squad like that.

“I’m sure that in 2017, with his injuries cleared up and following a good pre-season here, he will have a fantastic year.”

Grimshaw is the sixth member of the current squad to commit to the club for 2017, behind Danny Langtree, Phil Joy, Jack Spencer, Michael Ward and Jamel Chisholm.


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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.

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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.

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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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