Oldham sign Wigan youngster Ben Holcroft

Oldham have signed young Wigan winger Ben Holcroft on a one-year contract.

The 19-year-old is a product of Wigan’s academy and scored in last year’s Academy Grand Final win over St Helens. He becomes Oldham’s seventh new signing for 2021.

Oldham coach Matt Diskin said: “He’s a big lad for an outside-back and he’ll be pushing for a wing spot.

“Occupancy of the wing positions is still up in the air at the moment and Ben will have just as much chance as anybody else.

“He’s very strong with the ball coming out of backfield and that’s essential for a winger in the modern game.

“If he works hard, adapts to the change and strives hard to reach personal goals as well as those of the team and the club then he’ll do well, of that I have no doubt.”

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