Extension of Carl Forber’s initial one-month loan

Date published: Friday, May 20, 2011

OLDHAM RL Club have negotiated an extension of Carl Forber’s initial one-month loan from Co-operative Championship One leaders Swinton Lions.

The month was up after last Sunday’s 40-20 defeat by South Wales Scorpions in Caerphilly, but further talks between the clubs have resulted in the goalkicking half-back getting his wish to continue playing for Roughyeds.

He stays on a week-by-week basis, however, and as part of the new agreement Swinton can recall him at 72 hours’ notice. Furthermore, he will not be allowed to play against the Lions when Roughyeds visit them at The Willows next Friday, May 27 (8pm kick off).

[singlepic id=615 w=320 h=240 float=left]Said Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton: “We are pleased we have been able to keep hold of Carl, and so is he. He was lacking match fitness when he first joined us, but he is now getting that fitness up to speed.”

Head coach Tony Benson will welcome a weekend off for his injury-hit squad, but the Reserves are in action on Sunday against Leigh Centurions at Leigh Sports Village (12.45pm kick off). The game is a curtain-raiser to Leigh’s Championship clash with Hunslet Hawks, which starts at 3pm.

Oldham fans intending to leave after the Reserves game must use turnstile 3. They will be charged £16 (adult) and £8 (child), but they will be refunded £10 and £5 respectively if they leave before the Leigh-Hunslet game kicks off..

Roughyeds are urging fans to support next Thursday’s mid-season dinner at Whitebank, given that the club is in the middle of a six-week period when there are no home games and no turnstile revenue. Money raised will help to sustain cash flow and reduce the shortfall.

Tickets cost £30 per head or £300 plus vat for a corporate table of ten. Ring the club on 0161 628 3677 to book.

Radio reporter and former Roughyeds player Kevin Fitzpatrick will be guest speaker while vocalist and comedienne Donna Elson will entertain.