Harry Maders signs for Oldham

Harry Maders will follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by putting pen to paper on a contract with Oldham.

The 19-year-old has signed his first-ever professional deal that sees him remain at the club for the entire 2019 season.

His dad, Martin and grandad Dennis, both played for Oldham in the 1960s and 1990s respectively.

Maders spent pre-season with Oldham in 2018 but returned to the community game with Waterhead. He has done enough to earn a professional deal with the Roughyeds this time around.

On signing Maders, Oldham coach Scott Naylor said: “We were more than happy to look at Harry again in 12 months down the line.

“He was very professional in everything he did, attending and working hard in 99% of our sessions, spanning nearly three months.

“We signed him initially on trialist forms, so he could play in our pre-season games and he didn’t look at all out of place against Championship sides.

“He has built himself up and improved massively since last year. I know he will continue to work hard and get better and better as the season goes on.”