Tyson joins Oldham on loan

Oldham have signed Salford youngster George Tyson on a season-long loan.

Tyson, 20, follows former Salford team-mate Alex Davidson to Whitebank Stadium, and takes Scott Naylor’s squad up to 22.

Naylor said: “George is a versatile lad who can play anywhere in the pack and that’s why I was keen to bring him in.

“He’s done all his pre-season work with Salford’s first team and he’s ready now to step up to senior rugby, which is what he’ll do with us.

“As I’ve said before, the squad is stronger all round than last year’s. It’s getting close to completion now, but I’d like to add one more outside back to finish it off and to give us just a little bit more strength in depth.”

Salford-born Tyson only started playing rugby league at the age of 16 for Leigh Miners, where he was spotted by Salford.

He said: “My long-term goal is to be playing in Super League in the next couple of years. In the meantime I’ll strive to be the best I can be for Oldham.

“My favourite position is second-row, but Scott (coach Naylor) says he wants to look at me in different positions. Wherever I’m picked, I’ll be happy just to be in the team.”

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