Oldham sign former Halifax back

Kian Morgan

Oldham have announced the signing of former Halifax utility-back Kian Morgan for the 2022 League 1 season.

Morgan, 21, has played at youth level for Wakefield and Castleford. He has also featured at first-team level for Halifax and in representative rugby league for England Colleges and for Yorkshire in the BARLA County Tri-Series against Lancashire and Cumbria.

Kian started out in rugby league as an eight-year-old at Moldgreen. When he was 15 he caught the eye of Wakefield scouts and went on to play for Trinity’s scholarship team. He later joined Halifax, before joining the academy at Castleford. 

Kian Morgan excited to learn more

“I accepted the Castleford offer to play in the reserves, but it never happened because of the pandemic,” he said.

“Then everything went into lockdown. I’ve been coached by some great coaches such as Mark Applegarth at Wakefield, Richard Marshall at Halifax and Tony Smith at Castleford.

“I’m really excited to be playing at Oldham and to be part of the squad. At 21, I’m stronger, fitter and more mature and I’m 100 percent focused on my new club.

“I’m sure I’ve a lot more to learn from Stuart (Littler) and Shez (Brendan Sheridan) but I also think I can bring a lot to the table. I can’t wait to get started.”

Head coach Stuart Littler on new recruit

“Kian Morgan has played at academy level for a couple of Super League clubs and a bit of first team at Halifax. He then went back into the amateur game in and around Huddersfield.

“He’s got a lot to offer the pro game. He can cover every position across the park.

“We’ll be working hard with him in pre-season and he’s young enough and hungry enough to make a big impression.”

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