Wakefield duo extend loan deals at Oldham

Drew Darbyshire

Oldham have extended the loan agreements with Wakefield for young pair Luke Hooley and Lee Kershaw.

Hooley’s week-to-week deal has been replaced with a season-long loan agreement, but Trinity are able to recall the utility-back after the first month.

Winger Kershaw is back on a one-month loan contract, having scored three tries in four games in his previous loan deal.

Roughyeds coach Scott Naylor says extending the loan deals is a big boost for the club.

He said: “Luke (Hooley) has always been fantastic with us.

“He’s a great lad. To have him training with Trinity during the day and playing for Oldham at weekends is good for him, for Trinity and for us. It’s a great deal for all concerned.

“It’s only a matter of time before he’s playing first team for Wakefield, but in the meantime he can give us a lift and we can help him to make progress with game time at a senior level.

“As for Lee, he played extremely well the last time he was with us. He’s very young, but he’s learning the game at a fast rate and, like Luke, he’s also a good lad.

“He’s one for the future at Wakefield. He needs game time and we know what he is capable of. We obviously wanted to get him back and it’s great to know it’s happened.”

Next up for the Roughyeds is a home clash against Doncaster on Sunday, 3pm kick-off.