Oldham still trying as signing deadline looms large

OLDHAM coach Scott Naylor hasn’t given up hope of strengthening his squad before today’s 5pm signing deadline.

“We are in touch with a few clubs and a few people and we’re hoping to do something in time,”

said the Roughyeds boss after last night’s training session.

Oldham go to Doncaster on Sunday (3pm) knowing they have to come to terms with the loss of second-row man Danny Bridge, who won’t play again this season because of his ninth-month suspension.

The good news is that injuries are clearing to the extent that only one player, Adam Jones, didn’t train last night.

He’s currently recovering from a back injury received at work.

Danny Langtree took a new knock near the end of his stunning, four-try comeback after a hamstring injury in the 50-6 win against North Wales Crusaders.

Naylor was upbeat and optimistic, however, about his chances for weekend.

He also confirmed that long-standing injury victims Adam Neal (concussion) and Kenny Hughes (ankle) would be ready to resume soon.

Front-row forward Neal has been out for three months, but he has now passed all his head-injury protocol tests and is on the verge of stepping back into the arena.

Said Naylor:

“He’s as close as he can be now. The final decision will rest with Adam. He won’t play at Doncaster, but he’s got every chance for next week or the week after that.

“As for Kenny, he trained last night and he’s also getting close.”

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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