Forber swaps Swinton for Oldham

Swinton half-back Carl Forber has joined Oldham on a month’s loan.

The 26-year-old signed for the Lions from Blackpool this season but his opportunities have been limited.

“Carl is a very talented footballer and he needs to be playing games – not just for himself but we need him to be playing,” said Swinton director of rugby Paul Kidd.

“We don’t have a reserve side and he’s not on a contract so he’s not earning if he’s not playing.

“We talked about letting him go last week but we waited because we had a lot of injuries. But we came through at the weekend OK and now the time is right.”

Forber, who has also played for St Helens, Leigh, Workington and Rochdale, will go straight into the Oldham squad to playe Hornets tomorrow (Friday).

Oldham coach Tony Benson said: “We needed a third half-back and I’m delighted we’ve finally got Carl.

“Mick Diveney is coming on in leaps and bounds. He had his best game so far against Skolars, but we need three halves to cover all eventualities.

“I coached Carl at Leigh in 2006. He played centre as well as halfback and he was my top try scorer.

“He’s quick, elusive, he has a good kicking game and he’s not shy in defence.”

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