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PROMOTION-seeking Oldham RL Club will play Coventry Bears at Rugby RUFC on Sunday (3pm) with a side that show changes from the line-up that blasted Newcastle and Doncaster in the last two home games of the regular season.

Zack McComb (shoulder), Danny Bridge (shoulder), Jack Spencer (back) and Ed Smith (ribs) are having treatment.

Head coach Scott Naylor said:

“I’ll know more later in the week but I’ll be using the full squad and making some changes to give ourselves the best possible chance of going into the play-offs with a fully-fit squad and plenty of selection options.”

The Roughyeds boss gave no clues as to whom he might call up, but one would think that, among others, Luke Hooley, Jack Holmes, Ben Calland, Adam Brook, Ben Davies and Jamie Greenwood might be involved.

Even before the play-offs start, Roughyeds will face a tough challenge at Hunslet on Sunday week against a side that will also qualify for the five-club end-of-season promotion challenge.

If the Yorkshiremen were to beat Workington and Oldham in their last two games, both at home, they could finish higher than Roughyeds on points difference.

Naylor, however, has rubbished suggestions that Oldham players will be preparing for the Coventry game with a points-fest in mind.

He said:

“That would be totally disrespectful to Coventry and any side of mine respects all opponents. We’ve got to earn the right to score points and we’ll be going out initially to work through our processes and to earn that right.

“We beat the Bears 34-18 at home in May, but they were tough opponents — fit, physical, enthusiastic and with good players in the middle. It took us half an hour to get on top of them.

“I don’t know why they’ve been losing games in recent weeks; perhaps they’ve lost some players or had a few injuries.

“Either way, we’re going there expecting a tough challenge and aiming to be the best we can be. That’s the only way to approach any game.”


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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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