Hooley, Kay in 19-man squad

OLDHAM new boys Declan Kay and Luke Hooley are included in Scott Naylor’s 19-man squad for tomorrow’s (Sunday) big game against Doncaster at the Vestacare Stadium.

Their fellow newcomers Ed Smith and Jimmy Beckett, both forwards, played in the wins against London Skolars away and Newcastle Thunder at home.

They’ve kept their places in the 19 and they are now joined by on-loan backs Kay and Hooley, who come into the provisional squad for winger Harry Aaronson and the injured Jack Spencer.

Hooley (21) is well known to Roughyeds fans, having had two loan spells here previously.

The Wakefield Trinity youngster said:

“Oldham is a good place to be. I’m here to do a job and, hopefully, to help the other lads get the club back to where it belongs — in the Championship.”

Kay (22) can play on the wing but, like Hooley, is equally at home in the position he has played most — full-back.

A Wigan lad, he signed for Warrington at the age of 16 and has been at Rochdale for the past two years.

Squad: Beckett, Bent, Bridge, Brook, Crook, Hawkyard, Hewitt, Hooley, Johnson, Joy, Kay, Langtree, Law, Leeming, McComb, Owen, Smith, Whittel, Wilkinson.

The youngest of the five late signings, 19-year-old Kiedan Hartley of Featherstone Rovers, is still waiting for his opportunity, but with two more league games after tomorrow and then, in all probability, more matches in what promises to be a terrific play-off series it will surely come.

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