Scott promises changes

Date published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

SCOTT Naylor has promised changes in his Oldham team following the heavy loss at Gateshead

Some may be forced, but the Roughyeds boss said he would also be making alterations “irrespective of injury.”
Speaking after last night’s training session, Naylor said: “We had a good session, and we didn’t dwell on Gateshead.
“We need to put that behind us and move on — no point in repeating what I said at Hunslet, Hemel and York.
“We are looking for the same answers to the same questions, but it’s time to stop talking and start doing, and that will happen, I’m sure.
“Before training started, we were given a talk by a drugs team from the RFL, who are visiting every club in the game.
“We then had a chat about internal matters in our medical department before the focus turned to next Sunday’s game and Gloucester’s visit to Whitebank.”
It will be the last game of the regular season and one in which Naylor’s men will be keen to retain their unbeaten home record and anxious to produce a vastly-improved performance with which to go into the play-offs.
George Tyson (knee), Mo Agoro (knee) and dead-leg victims Lewis Palfrey, Sam Gee and Danny Langtree were unable to train.
Phil Joy also took it easy, having suffered mild concussion on Tyneside.
Palfrey, the captain, is the biggest doubt, but they will all be given until Saturday.
Langtree pulled up in the first few minutes at Gateshead, but shook it off and played for the full game.
“Other boys also thave bumps, but nothing to worry about,” added Naylor.
* JASON Payne, Gateshead’s captain, is Championship One player of the week after leading his side to a 40-14 win against Oldham.
* PHIL Cowburn, Gloucester’s Oldham-born full-back, who will be playing at Whitebank on Sunday (3pm), was also named in the week’s top team.
* NEIL Roden, whose testimonial dinner has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 22, ¬†will be at Sunday’s game to promote his big night and to help the supporters’ association (ORSA) to sell raffle tickets on his behalf in another testimonial fund-raiser.
He is staging a poker tournament on Sunday, September 28 (2pm) at the Body Image gym in Hindley, Wigan, run by his cousin Martin, the former Oldham hooker.