Month's loan for Hill

OLDHAM have added to their squad by signing Batley’s young prop Brad Hill on a month’s loan.

Son of former Bradford, Leeds and Halifax front-row man Brendan Hill, the 21-year-old Brad is joining Roughyeds to widen his experience of playing with and against men at Championship level.

Karl Harrison, his agent, was a key figure in brokering the deal which gives Scott Naylor another prop to compensate for the loss of the injured Phil Joy.

Hill played for Bradford amateurs West Bowling as a boy and then passed through the Bradford Bulls academy ranks before moving on to the Bulldogs, where he is in his first season.

He trained for the first time at Oldham last night and may be in the running for a debut at Swinton Lions on Sunday, although he hasn’t played for about a month.

He said: “It’s exciting to move to a new club and I’m looking forward to getting some game time.

“Everybody made me feel very welcome last night.”

Said Naylor: “Brad’s a good, young prospect who’s been in Batley’s 18-man squad a few times. We needed more numbers and this gives me another front-row man with prospects.”

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