Oldham assistant Brendan Sheridan signs new deal

Josh McAllister

Assistant coach Brendan Sheridan has signed a new one-year deal with Oldham.

Brendan, brother of Castleford’s assistant coach Ryan, was just six games into his first coaching job at professional level before Covid-19 postponed the season.

He said: “I can’t wait to get started again at Oldham. I’m massively pleased to get another shot at the job.

“With all that’s been going on this year, we’ve all had time to reflect on just how tough it is in the Championship. By ‘all’ I mean everyone at the club; Chris, Matt, myself, backroom staff, players and fans.

“Next time, we have to hit the ground running. From day one, we’ve got to be match hard and ready to go. Chris, Matt and I have had a few chats about things and one of the main things we concluded when looking at what happened in our first five Championship games early this year was that we needed to add more strength to the forward pack.

“By strengthening the forwards, it will take some pressure off the other lads; provide more competition for places; and generally give us a much better chance of doing well and competing solidly in this division.”