Oldham head coach Scott Naylor has boosted his backrom team, with the club confirming that former Salford coach Peter Carey will be part of the staff in 2016.
The 47-year-old has inked a one-year deal, and links up with his former Salford colleagues Naylor and Lee Spencer at Oldham.
Also on the Roughyeds’ backroom team is strength and conditioning coach Kane Daniels.
“When Scott (Naylor) invited me to join him and ‘Spanner’ (Spencer) at Oldham I snatched his hand off,” said Carey.
“He’s the best coach I’ve ever worked with and the opportunity to do it again was too good to turn down.
“A lot of the Oldham players were with me at Salford when they were younger, either in the under-18s or under-21s, and I was impressed with how they had come on when I watched Roughyeds in a few games at the back end of last season.
“I’m excited by this new role. I can’t wait to get started.”
Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton explained that Naylor felt that the challenges of playing in the Championship next season meant that an extra pair of hands was needed at the club.
“Scott felt he needed another pair of hands in order to continue the work he and ‘Spanner’ [Spencer] have been doing for the past three years, but also to add other aspects of coaching to meet the bigger challenges that lie ahead,” he said.
“The coaching team will now be able to do specific work with individual players; spend more time analysing the opposition; do more video work and other things like that to get maximum benefit from bringing in another experienced coach.”