19-man squad to go to Halifax

FOUR players who have worn Halifax jerseys in the past are included in Oldham’s 19-man squad for tomorrow’s fourth-round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie at the MBi Shay Stadium, kick-off 3pm.

Joe Martin, Jack Spencer, Matty Wilkinson and Luke Nelmes have all played previously for the Betfred Championship side, Wilkinson and Nelmes as recently as last season.

Also in the 19 are Martin’s fellow ex-Siddal and Halifax-born lads Zack McComb and Ben West.

There is no place, however, for long-standing injury victim and club captain Gareth Owen, who is being given a little more time to work on his general fitness.

Squad: Bent, Bridge, Briscoe, Crook, Eccleston, Hewitt, Holmes, Hughes, Joy, Langtree, Martin, McComb, Neal, Nelmes, Rasool, Reid, Spencer, West, Wilkinson.

Halifax (from): Barber, Brook, Butler, Calcott, Davies, Douglas, Fleming, Grady, Heaton, Johnstone, Jones, Kaye, McGrath, Moore, Morris, Saltonstall, Syme, Tyrer, Woodburn-Hall.

Fans can pay at the gate as usual tomorrow, but it’s cheaper to buy tickets in advance and that can be done online until midnight tonight at the Halifax online ticket site.

Fifth round draw

The fifth-round draw will be made live on the BBC Sport website on Tuesday from 7pm.

Warrington Wolves, Hull KR, Widnes Vikings and Catalan Dragons will enter the draw alongside the 12 fourth-round winners.



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