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Roughyeds swoop for two more loan signings

OLDHAM swooped to make two more loan signings today, bringing in Wakefield’s Luke Hooley and Rochdale’s Declan Kay on deals to the end of the season.

Hooley, Kay and Featherstone’s Kiedan Hartley, who was signed last night, are all eligible to play this weekend in the big game against Newcastle Thunder at the Vestacare Stadium on Sunday (3pm kick-off).

Coupled with last week’s recruitment of Ed Smith and Jimmy Beckett, Roughyeds have topped up their squad before tomorrow’s signing deadline with the capture of five new players, although they have lost the services of winger Lee Kershaw, who has been recalled by Wakefield Trinity.

In total Roughyeds now have six players on loan — Adam Brook, Harry Aaronson, Beckett, Hartley, Hooley and Kay — but they can only play a maximum of five at any one time.
Hooley (21) needs no introduction to Roughyeds fans, having had two loan spells with the club previously.

He said:

“I enjoyed my time at Oldham on the last two spells I had over there and I am very happy to go back.

“It’s a good place to be and it will be nice to meet up again with a few familiar faces.

“I’m going to do a job and, hopefully, to help the other lads to get Oldham to where they belong in the Championship.”

Declan Kay (22) is a Wigan lad who also plays full-back or wing.

Having been at St Cuthbert’s and Shevington Sharks, he signed for Warrington at the age of 16 and he was there until two years ago when he joined Rochdale, first on dual-reg and then permanently on contract.

He said:

“I’m looking forward to joining Oldham for the rest of the season.

“It’s a very important period for the club with four key league games left and then, in all probability, a battle to win promotion through the play-offs.

“Hopefully, we can beat Newcastle on Sunday and then move on from there.”


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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

The 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.

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