Oldham have signed former Huddersfield centre Zack McComb on a one-year deal ahead of this weekend’s League One opener against Whitehaven.
McComb, 22, appeared for the Roughyeds in the pre-season games against Barrow and Keighley and has been training with the club since November.
After spending five years with the Giants, McComb moved to Batley and appeared for Oxford and Gloucestershire in League One on dual-registration.
Most recently he had been playing for National Conference side Siddal, featuring in their plucky Challenge Cup defeat to Toronto Wolfpack.
McComb said: “The travelling got me down and, for a while, I called it a day. But I soon started to miss the game so I went back to Siddal.
“When I got the call from Oldham I saw it as a good opportunity to get back into the pro game and things have worked out just right for me.
“Now I’ve got a one-year contract and I’m made up with that too. I’m buzzing. I feel like I’ve got some reward for all the hard work I’ve put in and an incentive to go on and make the most of the opportunity the club has given me to make a fresh start at pro level.”