Naylor wary of Sammut’s threat

Oldham coach Scott Naylor has warned his players to watch out for London Broncos half back Jarrod Sammut, when the sides clash at Bower Fold on Sunday.

London lost a tight game at home to Hull KR last week, and won narrowly at Swinton on the Championship’s opening weekend.

“You musn’t give him time or space,” said Naylor.

“He’s dangerous in one-on-one situations, he’s got a keen eye for the interception and for a half-back he’s a good defender.

“Now he’s in a full-time environment his game is sure to flourish.

“But let’s not get carried away with Sammut. He’s got a mistake in him and sometimes he can be a maverick, going off on his own rather than playing for the team.

“He’s got negatives as well as positives.”

Naylor is anticipating a below-par London, after their testing opening pair of fixtures.

“I imagine they won’t be feeling at their best,” said Naylor.

“We need to start well, get on top and stay there, and proceed to give them a tough game.

“They’ve spent a helluva lot of money, but so had Featherstone and looked what happened there (Oldham lost 8-6).

“We have to take massive confidence from our performances against Sheffield and Featherstone and get stuck into London with the same attitude and aggression.”


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