Oldham on squad-strengthening mission

SCOTT Naylor has confirmed that Oldham are in the market for new players because Roughyeds are not getting dual-registration assistance from Salford Red Devils.

“We’re hoping to move very quickly,” said head coach Naylor, currently battling against a long injury list.

Following narrow defeats by Hunslet away (16-12) and Workington at home (16-14), Naylor is keen to get back to winning ways in Sunday’s game against bottom-club West Wales Raiders, also at the Vestacare Stadium (3pm kick-off).

Latest addition to the casualty list is full-back Kyran Johnson, who twisted an ankle against Workington and is said to be doubtful for weekend.

Adam Neal, who has been out since he was badly concussed against Keighley in April, has been told in his latest visit to the specialist that he must continue to follow head-injury protocol for at least two more weeks.

Danny Bridge and Matty Wilkinson, who both collected head injuries against Workington, will be re-examined at the weekend.

Phil Joy is doubtful with a rib injury, while Danny Langtree (hamstring) and Kenny Hughes (ankle) are continuing with rehab and will be assessed again next week.

Said Naylor:

“Everything has come all at once.

“We’ve had to go into the market to try to boost the squad with two or three players because of the lack of dual-reg personnel from Salford over much of the season and the affect that will have on us further down the line.

“We won’t have any dual-reg available to us for the last eight or nine games of the season because nobody will have played enough games for us earlier in order to qualify for the back end.

“We need to move quickly to bring players in, but there’s nothing specific to report yet.”

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.

Best of luck!

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