Castleford centre Kieran Gill has agreed a new season-long loan deal to stay at Oldham in 2017.
The 20-year-old, whose full-time contract with hometown club Cas has another 12 months to run, has scored five tries in nine games for Roughyeds since arriving in late June on an initial loan agreement to the end of this season.
“On recruitment, we’re slightly ahead of where we were this time last year, but there’s a lot of hard work to do yet,” Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton said.
Gill said he is happy to continue his development at Oldham.
“I’ve a lot of respect for Scott and the coaching staff at Oldham, who have already taught me a lot,” he said.
“Staying around for a full season, I will learn a lot more.
“It’s no secret that I’d love to play for Cas in Super League and I’m sure that another year at Oldham will stand me in good stead.
“I’m just glad it’s all sorted out. For that I have to thank Chris (Hamilton), the club chairman, who has done all the loan stuff with Cas.
“I’m loving my time at Oldham. I train full time at Cas but when I’m over in Oldham it’s like home from home.
“I’ve bonded well and it’s one of the best squads I’ve ever been associated with.
“Our last two results haven’t been good, but the fans stick with us through thick and thin and we love it when we can put smiles on their faces.
“Before the season is over I’m sure we’ll dig deep and make supporters proud again.
“It’s all about staying in the Championship and we’re confident we can do it and make people happy.
“Cas wanted it for me as well. That’s how I came to be at Oldham in the first place.”