Oldham sign Jones from Swinton

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Oldham Roughyeds have signed young back-rower Adam Jones from Swinton Lions for next year.

The 20-year-old is a product of the now defunct Salford Red Devils Academy and played his junior rugby at Chorley Panthers, Wigan St Patricks and Wigan St Judes.

After his three years with Salford’s Under-19s side and signed for Swinton ahead of the 2016 season, where he went on to make 19 appearances for the Championship outfit.

So far, Roughyeds head coach Scott Naylor has 11 forwards and seven backs under contract for the 2018 campaign.

And Jones admitted that chairman Chris Hamilton and assistant coach Pete Carey persuaded him to join the League 1 outfit.

He said: “I had a few offers, but Chris sold me Oldham and convinced me it was the club for me.

“I know Pete and a couple of the lads so that was another reason why I wanted to sign for Oldham. Liam Bent also told me what a good club it was.

“I play back-row or loose forward and I’m really looking forward to a new challenge and to getting stuck in.”

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