Clough joins Oldham revolution

Oldham’s restructuring programme has continued with the capture on a one-year contract of former Salford, Leigh and Blackpool hooker John Clough.
A native of St Helens, 26-year-old Clough has spent the last three seasons with the ill-fated Blackpool club and is now looking to relaunch his career.
“John knows pretty well all there is to know about the hooking role,” said Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton. “We are delighted to sign him. He will be a more-than-useful addition to the squad.”
Clough was a member of the National League under-21s representative side, managed by Hamilton, which played several games in France in 2002.
He later went up into Super League with Salford, for whom he made 17 appearances in the elite competition between 2004 and 2006. While at The Willows he also had a brief spell on loan to the old London Broncos club.
He had one season at Leigh under Darren Shaw in 2007 before he became one of Martin Crompton’s first signings when the former Oldham Bears captain was given the job of rebuilding Blackpool in 2008.
Said Clough: “Oldham is a good club with a good reputation and I’m looking forward to the new start it will give me. I  hope we can progress one step further than Oldham managed last year and finally win promotion for the club after so many near misses.”

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