We must stay strong and stick together -- Carey

PETER Carey, Oldham’s assistant coach, has made an impassioned plea for club solidarity in the wake of recent events on and off the field.

“We must stay strong and stick together as a group, that’s essential,” said Carey after the Roughyeds’ fourth defeat in a row at Swinton.

Carey and Alan Hunte were in charge of the side following Lee Spencer’s resignation and the touchline ban imposed on head coach Scott Naylor by the Rugby Football League.

Naylor was at the game as a spectator, his ban extending to more than the touchline. He wasn’t allowed in the dressing room before or after the game and he will be similarly restricted at next Sunday’s clash with league leaders Hull KR at Bower Fold. After that he is in the clear.

Hunte, who worked with Naylor and Carey at Salford, will be at training this week, operating alongside the Roughyeds duo. Naylor is allowed to head-up training as usual.

Added Carey: “We’ll be doing a lot of video work this week, and then we’ll move on. Hull KR next. They don’t come any easier do they ? But what better match than that one to put a few things right.”

He said the only player to come out of the Swinton game with injury was centre Danny Grimshaw, who had a groin problem.

There were no dual-reg players in the side and there were no places either for Sammy Gee, Joe Burke, Ben Davies or Jamel Chisholm.

Luke Adamson, signed from Dewsbury Rams, started only his second game in the second-row, while new-boy Brad Hill, signed on a month’s loan from Batley Bulldogs, made his debut off the bench.

Another concern for Roughyeds is that RFL disciplinary issues surround Gee, Richard Lepori and Jack Spencer following alleged offences in the Summer Bash defeat by Rochdale Hornets.

Oldham are not alone in experiencing a tough few weeks. At a different level comparisons can be drawn with so-called Super League giants Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves.

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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