25th February 2021, 11:45 | Oldham
Betfred Championship side Oldham have announced the signing of Declan Gregory who recently left Castleford Tigers
Gregory has joined the club on a one-year deal ahead of the 2021 season and will file the role left by Matthew Wilkinson following a broken leg picked up in training.
Oldham boss Matt Diskin said: “We needed three hookers and now we’ve got them – all quality. We’ll be without Wilky [Matthew Wilkinson] for a while and that’s a shame, so Declan will probably get his chance sooner rather than envisaged.”
On Wilkinson’s injury, Oldham Chairman Chris Hamilton, said: “Our main focus anyway is on Matty’s welfare and looking after him.
“It’s all about him. He’s as well as can be expected, but nobody likes missing the start of the season, especially when there’s been no Rugby for a year because of Covid.”
Oldham’s pre-season friendly against Halifax Panthers will be broadcast live on Our League on Saturday 13 March, 4pm kick-off. You can purchase a pass for this game here.
The Roughyeds will also kick-off the 2021 Betfred Championship season on Friday 2 April against local rivals Swinton Lions at 5:15pm. You can purchase a pass for this fixture here.