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Four out — and no dual-reg again

SCOTT Naylor has confirmed that injury-hit Oldham will not be able to call on dual-reg players from Salford Red Devils for Sunday’s important top-five clash with Workington Town at the Vestacare Stadium (3pm kick-off).

It will be the fourth game in a row that Roughyeds have gone into battle without assistance from their dual-reg partner club.

The last time was on June 3 when Naylor’s men beat Doncaster 32-12 at home with Salford prop Gavin Bennion in the starting line-up.

It was Bennion’s second appearance in the Oldham jersey. Others from Salford to do the same were Ryan Lannon (twice), Levy Nzoungou (twice) and Daniel Murray (once).

With no dual-reg personnel and four of their six casualties already ruled out, Roughyeds will be up against it as they bid to bounce back strongly after an eight-game winning run came to an end with a 16-12 defeat at Hunslet.

Ruled out are prop Adam Neal (concussion), hooker Kenny Hughes (ankle), second-row man Danny Langtree (hamstring) and prop Ben Davies (perforated ear drum).

Danny Bridge (knee) is rated as a ‘major doubt’ but Phil Joy, who hurt a rib at Hunslet, should be ready in time.

Said Naylor: “The lads who play will have to put in a massive performance.

“It is, after all, an opportunity to prove to our supporters and to ourselves that we want promotion and that it matters to us as a team and as a club.”

Naylor has a plentiful supply of backs at his disposal, but it’s a different story in the forwards where he will have a bare-bones ten for the six starting pack men plus another four on the bench.

One of them, hooker Matty Wilkinson, has scored a try in each of the last three games against Coventry Bears, London Skolars and Hunslet.

During the first half of the season Oldham had the distinction of being the only League 1 side to win at Derwent Park. The only other team to do it was London Broncos in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Town picked up two or three knocks in last week’s 60-12 home win against Hemel Stags.

The most serious was a groin strain picked up by centre Perry Singleton, who remains a major doubt for Sunday.

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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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