Gregg McNally

Date published: Thursday, June 10, 2010

GREGG McNally’s Oldham future will be in the balance when he has played the final game of his initial one-month loan period against Doncaster at Whitebank on Sunday.

As things stand now, the 19-year-old Huddersfield Giants scrum-half is due to return to the Galpharm Stadium next week.

He struggled like everyone else in his first Roughyeds game — that shock 60-4 defeat by Hunslet Hawks at Whitebank — but he improved significantly in a 28-16 win at Workington and then he produced a classy man-of-the-match performance in last Sunday’s 40-26 win against Blackpool Panthers.

If Sunday’s clash with Doncaster is to be his Oldham swan song he will want to sign off in style.

Said chairman Chris Hamilton: “Once the Doncaster game is out of the way we’ll sit down to decide what the next move will be. Gregg’s initial loan isn’t up until next week, but we’ll  talk among ourselves and then with the player to decide what happens after that.”

Roughyeds have two blank Sundays coming up, June 20 and June 27, before they go to Gateshead on July 4 and then take on Swinton at home on July 11.

Several players will be in for treatment tonight as Roughyeds prepare for their fifth game at Whitebank out of the last six. Coach Tony Benson is unlikely to name a squad before Saturday at the earliest.