Oldham keep faith in Naylor

Oldham have handed coach Scott Naylor a new two-year deal, despite their relegation from the Championship.

The former Bradford and England centre has been in charge for five years and will now be tasked with earning the Roughyeds an immediate return from League 1.

Chairman Chris Hamilton said: “In all his time here Scott has had the same kind of desire he always had as a player.

“While 2017 was a difficult season for a number of reasons, Scott’s new contract once again demonstrates my continuing support for him.

“The challenges that lie ahead in 2018 will be tough, no doubt about that, but with the squad signings we’ve already made and others we are hoping to make, we are hopeful that we will be challenging at the top end of League 1 and that we’ll enjoy some further success.”

Oldham have already been re-signing players from their current squad for next season, including captain Gareth Owen and forwards Adam Neal, Phil Joy and Danny Langtree.

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