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5th April 2020, 10:28 | championship

Players 'running a mile' for Brendan Sheridan

Players 'running a mile' for Brendan Sheridan

In a fabulous initiative launched by his old club Dewsbury Celtic, Oldham players, as well as others from clubs throughout Rugby League, are running a mile and then nominating somebody else to do it, all in support of Roughyeds assistant coach Brendan Sheridan who is in hospital battling coronavirus.

The campaign is widely shared on Twitter where players are taking selfies, giving out messages and then nominating somebody else to do the same either before or after their one-mile run.

In his message to Brendan, Cameron Leeming said: "Get well soon mate. We are all thinking about you. You'll be back using this tripod again soon no doubt!"

Cameron then nominated Harry Aaronson to do something similar.

The Oldham club, meanwhile, repeated its earlier message of support to Brendan, who is the brother of Castleford Tigers No 2, Ryan Sheridan, and who was head coach at Dewsbury Celtic for several years before Matt Diskin invited him to become his right-hand man at Roughyeds.

Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton said: "Everyone at the club is thinking about him at this tough time for both him and his family.

"The family have been keeping me up to date with his situation by telephone.

"All our thoughts are with Brendan and his family and we wish him a speedy recovery."