London Skolars play their first ever televised game when they take on Oldham tonight live on Sky.
Former Skolars coach Tony Benson is currently trying to steady the ship at Boundary Park after a turbulent few weeks which has seen a number of players plus assistant Mark Cass leave the club.
London travel up north for the 7.30pm kick off looking to build on their recent improved form, as they look to move off the bottom of Championship 1.
Captain Paul Thorman said: “There is never an easy time to play Oldham. Although they’ve had their problems, they’re still in the driving seat for a play off place and have some very talented players at their disposal.
“Following on from Workington, we really feel as if we should’ve got more out of the game and with some better application we perhaps could’ve. We’ll be looking to continue with the competitive performances as of late and challenging Oldham for the points.”
Tonight’s game is the Roughyeds’ annual ‘Pink’ fund-raiser for local charities – this year Dr Kershaw’s Hospice and the Link4Pink Appeal.
Fans will pay just £1 to get in and in exchange for that they will be given a voucher which theoretically will allow them to leave the ground whenever they wish.
The Oldham players will dye their hair pink and all fans are being asked to wear something pink in order to raise awareness for the two charities in front of the Sky Sports cameras.