Date published: Friday, May 20, 2011

Heartiest congratulations and best wishes from everyone at the Roughyeds go to John Hough and his wife Sharon on the birth in Rochdale Infirmary last night of a baby girl, Phoebe Millissa.

This latest “signing” by the Houghs weighed in at 8lbs 7oz and both Sharon and Phoebe are said to be in the best of health and doing fine.The message from everyone at the club — chairman Chris Hamilton, coach Tony Benson, all staff, players and supporters — is: Well done, Sharon and John. Good luck and best wishes.

Houghie’s reserves team, meanwhile, will be training tomorrow (Saturday) in preparation for Sunday’s game at Leigh (12.45 kick off) and the team will not be finalised until then.

There are one or two players still to be checked out after injuries, but the squad will be picked from the 20 who were on duty in the win at Featherstone last time out plus Michael Cadd and Luke Sutton.

Fans should note that the game at Leigh will be a curtain-raiser to the Leigh-Hunslet match, which kicks off at 3pm. Anyone wishing to watch the Oldham game only is asked to use turnstile 3. You will be charged full price but will get a partial refund providing you leave by the same exit before the Leigh first team game kicks off.