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We’re looking forward to the Bulls challenge — Naylor

OLDHAM players are eagerly looking forward to going head to head with Bradford Bulls on the big pitch at the Provident Stadium, Odsal on Friday, says Roughyeds boss Scott Naylor.

“It will be a challenge – a big one — but the boys seem to play better against the better teams and they’re keen to see what they can do when facing up to the bookies’ red-hot favourites to win the league,”

added Naylor.

There was a time when Odsal was his stomping ground and he was one of the Bradford crowd’s heroes.

But in his sixth season as Oldham’s head coach he is still searching for his first win at one of rugby league’s most iconic venues, although he did mastermind a famous victory against the Bulls at Bower Fold, Stalybridge last year.

Home and away it was the Roughyeds’ only win against the Bulls in six clashes during Naylor’s time at Oldham — four of them at Odsal.

Looking ahead to the Good Friday fixture (6pm kick-off), he said:

“Some people are saying the Bulls will go through the season unbeaten. Bookies made them odds-on to win Betfred League 1 and go up automatically, so they’re under a lot of pressure to perform in every game.

“They’re a good mix of youth and experience and they’re coached by John Kear, who has coached at every level up to and including international.

“It will be a tough game on a big, wide pitch, but we are really looking forward to it.

“We were below our best at North Wales Crusaders on Sunday, but we managed to get the two league points, which was very important.”

Roughyeds came through the game at Wrexham with no injuries other than the usual bumps and bruises.

Naylor expects to have a full squad available to him with the possibility of dual-reg as well, although that has still to be confirmed.


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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.

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

The 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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