11th September 2020, 09:15 | championship

Liam Bent signs new Oldham contract

Liam Bent signs new Oldham contract

Liam Bent, Oldham's top tackler and the fans' player of the year in 2018 and 2019, has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

Said by coach Matt Diskin to have a "phenomenal" work rate, 22-year-old Bent regularly tops 50 tackles a game.

He made his Oldham debut, aged 19, against Batley Bulldogs in March 2017 and he has now clocked up 70 games in total, scoring eight tries.

Bent, a back-row forward who arrived at Oldham via Wigan St Jude's and Salford Red Devils, said: "I'm over the moon. Once they offered me another deal it was a given. The club has done a lot for me.

"Hopefully, we can hit the ground running next season. Some great lads have already re-signed and we've got others coming in so we'll have a good, strong squad.

"I've been doing as much training as possible during the pandemic; at times a little bit too much. I've been doing two sessions a day and there have been weeks when I've hit 20 sessions."

Diskin said of his fitness fanatic: "He's a cracking player who genuinely enjoys tackling. His work rate is phenomenal; he's got to be fit to work like that."