Reserves up to Whitehaven

Date published: Friday, June 25, 2010

Our in-form reserves are in action twice in the next few days, travelling to second-placed Whitehaven tomorrow (Sat), kick-off 2.30pm, and then entertaining Dewsbury Rams at Whitebank next Friday night, July 2 (8.00pm kick off).

The 20-man squad heading for Cumbria, and seeking Oldham’s fifth win in a row, includes 23-year-old newcomer Carl Fields from the Higginshaw amateur club.

“Carl will probably make his debut,” said coach John Hough, “and it will be a chance for him to show us what he can do playing for his home-town team at a higher level than the one he is used to.”

Carl is an Oldhamer, one of 11 in the squad currently preparing for a match which, on paper at least, can be expected to give Roughyeds one of their biggest challenges of the season so far,

The squad shows three changes from the one that won at Hunslet last time out, with Sean Hamilton, Danny Knight and new-boy Fields replacing Tom McMullen, Ben Marsden and Valu Bentley.

Squad: Brocklehurst, Hamilton, Williams, J Knight, Chadwynd, Diveney, Connick, Mellor, Hatton, Cadd, Walker, Ward, Mansfield, Barrowclough, D Knight, Fields, Smith, Coates, Joy, Watkins.