Wood, Leeming in Giants squad

DUAL-REG duo Sam Wood and Kruise Leeming, who played key roles in Oldham’s 26-18 win against Whitehaven, have been called up to Huddersfield Giants’ 19-man squad for tonight’s televised Super League clash with table-topping Hull FC.

Darnell McIntosh, who played full-back for Roughyeds at Dewsbury on June 12, is also included as caretaker boss Andy Kelly readjusts to replace the injured Scott Grix and Joe Wardle and the suspended Danny Brough.

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More problems for unlucky Jack

OLDHAM prop Jack Spencer’s injury-ravaged season has taken another turn for the worst.

He suffered a recurrence of shoulder trouble against Whitehaven, in his first game for eight weeks, and he has now been told he could be out for another month.

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Sheffield Eagles v Oldham – Fan information



Tickets are available in advance, online at www.sheffieldeaglesshop.co.uk or by calling 0114 261 0326.

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New-boy Gill out to impress

KIERAN Gill, Oldham RL Club’s new signing from Castleford Tigers, is keen to impress while playing on loan for the Roughyeds.

He celebrated his first try for the club in Sunday’s 26-18 win against Whitehaven with a clenched-fist salute to supporters and said afterwards he hoped to score a lot more tries while helping Oldham to climb out of relegation danger.

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We need to kick on now — Naylor

SCOTT Naylor is calling on his Oldham players to take heart from their gutsy 26-18 win against relegation rivals Whitehaven and kick-on to start winning away from home as well as at Bower Fold.

Still second from bottom of the Championship, Roughyeds go to Sheffield Eagles on Friday night (8pm) in search of their first Championship win outside of Bower Fold at the 11th attempt.

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Naylor relief as Oldham return to winning ways

ONE word summed up Scott Naylor’s emotion when the final siren confirmed Oldham’s first win in eight Championship outings — relief.

That all but two of those defeats were by the top five teams in the division, three of them full-time professional clubs, or that they coincided with a Roughyeds injury crisis and a run of four away games out of five, didn’t make them any easier to shoulder for club, coaches, players or fans.

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Kieran Gill

KIERAN Gill, the young Castleford centre who has joined Roughyeds on a month’s loan, says he is “excited” at the prospect of getting game time at Championship level.

“I’m looking forward to playing for Oldham and helping them as much as I can,” said 20-year-old Gill, who is expected to go straight into the side for the crucial Whitehaven game at Bower Fold (3pm).

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Sunday’s big-match preview

OLDHAM’S battle to climb out of the KP Championship relegation zone starts here . . . at Bower Fold on Sunday against fourth-bottom Whitehaven.

Although they’ve lost their last seven league games and have won only four out of 18, Scott Naylor and his players are united in their belief that they can pull things round in their last 12 outings
— five in the regular season plus seven in the Championship Shield.

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Oldham sign Tigers youngster on loan

KEIRON Gill, a young centre from Castleford Tigers, has signed for Oldham on a month’s loan and is likely to be fast-tracked into the side for Sunday’s pressure-point clash with Whitehaven at Bower Fold (3pm).

Highly regarded by Tigers, but now too old for the under-19s, Gill has been playing on dual-reg with League One side Oxford, but his Super League employers are keen for him to gain experience at a higher level.

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Buy five, get one FREE

LOCKED in a relegation dogfight, Oldham RL Club’s six remaining games at Bower Fold will be crucial to their KP Championship survival plan.

The next three, all classed as “four pointers” in the scrap to retain Championship status, see Whitehaven, Swinton Lions and Workington Town visit the Stalybridge venue, starting with James Coyle’s ‘Haven this Sunday (3pm kick-off).

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Upbeat Naylor talks of fresh start

WITH 12 games still to play — six at Bower Fold and NINE against bottom-half teams — Oldham RL have an opportunity to regroup, turn their season around and stave off the threat of relegation, says head coach Scott Naylor.

Roughyeds have lost their last seven Championship games, but five of those defeats were away from home and five were by teams currently heading the division…

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Foster to be checked out

ON-LOAN hooker Lewis Foster will be checked out at training tonight after receiving a head injury in Oldham RL Club’s defeat at London Broncos.

Only a few minutes into the game he staggered back into Oldham’s defensive line after making a tackle and was quickly removed from the action and examined by the duty doctor.

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Josh Crowley signs for Hornets

OLDHAM RLFC can confirm that Josh Crowley has been transferred to Rochdale Hornets for an undisclosed transfer fee. Crowley, who was under contract to the end of next season, told Oldham in February that he was to retire with immediate affect.

Said Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton: “It was a huge shock. We wantd to tell suppporters, but we received professional and legal advice to say nothing in order to protect the club’s interests.

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Briscoe looking ahead

CRAIG Briscoe wore a huge smile when he left the Oldham dressing room on Wednesday night after the Bradford Bulls game.

Back after a four-month break with a serious knee injury, he played quarter of an hour either side of half-time against the Bulls and came through with flying colours.

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