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Kyran back on a wing and a prayer

​WINGER Kyran Johnson is ready for a late-season surge to prominence after missing much of Oldham RL Club’s season because of injury.

The young Yorkshireman’s latest setback sidelined him for nine weeks and seven matches after he suffered a broken jaw at Keighley Cougars in May.

At that stage, he had scored five tries in nine games and had proved his value at both full-back and wing.

But he’s back now and ready to go in Oldham’s last five Betfred League 1 games, starting at London Skolars on Saturday week, and then, maybe, in the play-offs.

He was available for the last game against North Wales Crusaders on July 14, but coach Scott Naylor erred on the side of caution and decided to extend his rehab period for an extra two weeks through the current lay-off.

“He’s been out a while, but he’s absolutely itching to get back now,”

said coach Naylor, whose players will be back in for training on Thursday night after 11 days off.

Said Johnson:

“I’m hoping to make up for lost time in the late-season push for promotion.

“I’ve another year to run on my contract, but I’d like to extend it because I absolutely love life at Oldham.

“It’s the first time in my career that I’ve played for a Lancashire club, but I’ve never been happier.

“It’s the only club I’ve been at where my wife insists on turning up to watch even if I’m not in the team.

“She and my young family are really happy at the club and if they’re happy I’m happy.”

Castleford-born Johnson, who joined Roughyeds from Featherstone Rovers ahead of the 2018 campaign, will be praying for better luck over the next few weeks, but he’ll have it all to do if he is to remove either Lee Kershaw or on-loan Harry Aaronson.

Coral Challenge Cup Final

There are still places left on the club’s official trip to Wembley on Saturday, August 24 for the Coral Challenge Cup final and the 1895 Cup final.

Cost of the trip, £65, includes executive travel, a Club Wembley seat, the two finals and the experience of taking part in the pre-match parade around the perimeter of the famous stadium, behind the ‘Oldham’ banner.

Book at the Roughyeds on-line store or ring the club on 07904 898 177.



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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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