Ford recalled by Red DevilsDate published: Friday, May 1, 2015
HIT by injuries and suspension, Salford Red Devils have recalled Jon Ford from his loan spell at Oldham with immediate effect.
The free-scoring Ford, a 21-year-old centre or wing, was at Whitebank on a three-month loan agreement which doesn’t expire until June 19.
Circumstances surrounding his sudden return to his Super League employers are not yet fully known, but Oldham boss Scott Naylor revealed after training last night that he will not be available for Sunday’s League One clash with Gloucester All Golds at Whitebank.
Salford go to Hull FC tonight but Ford is not included in the Red Devils’ 19-man squad, as posted on the club’s website.
Said Naylor: “I don’t know at this stage exactly what’s happening in terms of how long he’s gone back for, but I do know we can’t play him on Sunday.”
Ford scored four tries in Oldham’s 48-6 win against London Skolars last week to take his total in four league games this season to seven, more than any other player in League One.
In three separate loan spells at Whitebank, going back to the 2013 season, he has scored a remarkable 41 tries in 36 games.
Adding to Oldham’s threequarter line concerns, George Tyson is doubtful with a knee injury which he picked up in training and Adam Clay won’t be included because his partner is due to have a baby tomorrow.
“At the moment Adam’s mind is on things other than rugby and that’s understandable,” added Naylor.
On a brighter note, Jarrod Ward has fully recovered from a pulled hamstring which kept him out of the London game.
And the services of Huddersfield’s promising young forward Josh Johnson will be made available to Naylor on dual registration.