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1st March 2021, 11:27 | Oldham

Oldham reveal squad numbers for 2021

Oldham reveal squad numbers for 2021

Oldham have revealed their squad numbers ahead of the 2021 Betfred Championship season.

Roughyeds boss Matt Diskin has named 14 new signings in his first 17 but feels supporters shouldn’t read too much into the numbers.

Diskin said: “On the one hand they are important to the players; on the other, fans might easily read too much into them. No player can feel secure on his number alone.”

One example Diskin provided was that of his left centre and wing combination who he feels will chop and change throughout the season. 

Diskin commented: “Their squad numbers don’t necessarily mean Ryan [Ince] will always be on the wing, with Cam [Leeming] on his inside. I’ll be swapping them around on occasions.

“Ryan has been doing a lot of his pre-season stuff in the centre and Cam has caught the eye with his ability to return the ball strongly out of defence to put his back on the front foot.

"We have a competitive squad, so every player will be challenging for his spot every week.

"We wanted some consistency in the numbering, too, so that was another factor in it, as was a request from some players to keep the same number they had last season."

Oldham’s full squad numbers:

1. Dan Abram

2. Tommy Brierley

3. Ben Heaton

4. Cam Leeming

5. Ryan Ince

6. Lewis Charnock

7. Dave Hewitt

8. Phil Joy

9. Gareth Owen

10. Jack Spencer

11. Danny Langtree

12. Liam Bent

13. Martyn Reilly

14. Matty Wilkinson

15. Luke Nelmes

16. Tyler Dupree

17. Liam Kirk

18. Oldham Fans

19. Matthew Fletcher

20. Jode Sheriffe

21. Shaun Pick

22. Kyran Johnson

23. Callum Green

24. Max Roberts

25. Danny Bridge

26. James Barran

27. Ben Holcroft

28. Joe Hartley

30. Dec Gregory

31. John Hutchings

Oldham will face Halifax Panthers in a pre-season friendly on Saturday 13th March. You can purchase a pass to watch the game - live on Our League - here.

The Roughyeds will go on to face Barrow Raiders in the Betfred Challenge Cup on Saturday 20th March and Swinton Lions on Friday 2nd April. Both games are also available to watch on Our League here.