Naylor mulling over Oldham’s options

Oldham coach Scott Naylor has a healthy squad to pick from ahead of tough back-to-back friendlies against Barrow Raiders and Rochdale Hornets.

The Roughyeds open their campaign against the London Broncos, and Naylor is keen to explore all available options, incouding dual registration.

Oldham are now in partnership for DR with Huddersfield Giants, and Naylor met Giants coach Paul Anderson earlier this week for discussions around the issue.

“Everybody is fit and everybody is training well. But I’ve still a lot of thinking to do before I name the squad for Sunday,” he said.

“Among other things I’ll be considering what I saw at Keighley in the first game and how best to use my players against Barrow and then Rochdale in order to have the squad in the best possible shape for the London game.

“Dual registration is available this weekend if we need it, so I’ll weigh up all my options over the next day or two.

“It was nice to have a chat with Paul Anderson face to face rather than over a phone. We covered a lot of ground and had a very positive meeting.

“We were going to have a free Sunday on January 31, but it’s more important that we play the Law Cup game. It’s a big derby clash for clubs, players and fans alike and its a game that needs playing.

“The weather beat us last Sunday, but we can’t do anything about that. Other than rearranging for January 31 we could have gone for midweek I suppose, but who wants that at this time of year.”

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