Oldham sign Adamson on short-term deal

Oldham have strengthened their pack with the signing of Dewsbury loose-forward Luke Adamson on a short-term contract to the end of the season.

The 29-year-old played 112 Super League games for Salford and then had a brief spell in rugby union with Bath before returning to league with Halifax, for whom he played 47 games in seasons 2013 and 2014.

He was in his third season at Dewsbury, but asked to be released from his contract after last Saturday’s 52-10 loss at Featherstone.

“Things weren’t working out for me and I just felt it would be right for me and the club if I moved on after two and a half years there,” said Adamson.

“Dewsbury’s a great club and I enjoyed my time there. I was also grateful that they didn’t want to stand in my way.

“After that things moved pretty quickly and I was really pleased to sign for Oldham where I know a lot of the lads, and the coaches, from my eight years at Salford, who signed me initially from Leigh East.

“I’ve worked previously for Scott (Naylor) and ‘Spanner’ (Lee Spencer) and I played alongside George Tyson, Jack Spencer, Adam Neal, Adam Clay and Gareth ‘Gaz’ Owen when we were all at Salford as kids.

“I’ve played in the Championship a long time. It’s a tough division and Oldham are doing well for a club that’s only in its second season at that level.”

Oldham boss Scott Naylor added: “Luke and I go back a long way. He has loads of experience, something we’ve perhaps been missing a little bit in our middle unit.

“He’s a good pro who’s played the game at a high level, and that’s just what we’ve been looking for.

“He can play anywhere in the pack and he knows most members of the team, which will help him to settle in quickly.”

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