Jack Spencer extends Oldham stay

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Front-rower Jack Spencer has signed up with Oldham for the 2019 season.

The 27-year-old will spend his fourth season with the Roughyeds next year after previously enjoying spells with Barrow Raiders and Halifax, as well as stints in Australia and France.

Spencer has made 70 appearances for Oldham to date and has also played in the back-row and at loose forward.

Oldham coach Scott Naylor commented: “Jack is one of our most experienced lads and having lost Danny Langtree it was important that we kept people like Jack for a number of reasons.

“Having his dad working here on the coaching staff for several years meant that he knows this place and this club inside out and back to front.

“He’s been a top lad for us since the day he first walked through the doors and I can’t stress how vital it is to have his experience, not just in a game situation but also on the training pitch and in the dressing room.”

Spencer added: “I’m very happy to sign on again and one of the big reasons for my decision was a desire to succeed where we failed last season and to see us back where I feel we belong in the Championship.

“Our goal last season was promotion and we didn’t get there so it has to be classed as a disappointing year.

“With the squad we had, we should have been up there with York and Bradford, but we lost a few games by a few points – games we should and could have won – and in the end those losses cost us.

“Next season our goal will be just the same – promotion.”