Ashton blow for Oldham

Date published: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
NEW signing Tom Ashton, an exciting centre prospect judging by his first one and a half games in the Oldham jersey, is out of Sunday’s League One game against London Skolars at Whitebank (3pm kick-off).

The former Sheffield Eagles man made a try-scoring debut for Roughyeds in their 38-10 home win against Coventry Bears.
He kept his place in the side for last Sunday’s trip to South Wales where he had a storming first half before damaging his left knee in a tackle just before half time.
He took no further part in the ten-try, 50-12 win which took Scott Naylor’s men to the top of the table.
“He’ll see a specialist on Friday. Hopefully he’ll have a scan, so we should know more by next week,” said Naylor.
“Everyone else in the squad is fit and available for selection.”
Naylor will have options in filling the vacant centre spot, but an obvious move would be to recall Adam Clay on the wing and switch Jon Ford from wing to his normal place at centre.
Said a bitterly disappointed Ashton: “I’m choked about this because I felt I was going well, especially as the Coventry game was my first for five or six months.
“I was blowing a bit near the end, but other than that I felt fine — and I felt even better until I was injured on Sunday.”
George Tyson, his co-centre against South Wales, will face no further action after being sin-binned for a late challenge on Jamie Dallimore in the 18-16 iPro Sport Cup semi-final defeat by North Wales Crusaders.
The RFL’s match review panel has ruled that ten minutes in the bin was sufficient punishment.