Gill boosts Naylor’s Oldham
Tuesday 16th May 2017 @ 13:28 by Mark Phillip

On-loan Kieran Gill, recalled by parent club Castleford Tigers and named in their 19 for the Betfred Super League game at Huddersfield Giants on May 4, is back with Oldham ahead of three of the Roughyeds’ most important KP Championship games of the season.

The 21-year-old centre, who scored a sensational try to give Oldham a 26-22 home win against Bradford Bulls at Bower Fold last month, has re-signed on season-long loan which, as before, includes a 48-hour recall clause.

His return is a timely tonic for Scott Naylor’s men who go head to head with Batley Bulldogs, Rochdale Hornets and Swinton Lions in their next three outings.

Oldham chairman, Chris Hamilton said: “Kieran has always enjoyed his time at Oldham with us, and we’ve enjoyed having him. He’s always regarded himself as part of our club since he first arrived last season.

“We’re delighted we’ve got him back and I want to publicly thank Castleford for their help in arranging it.”

He said there was a good relationship between the two clubs and if ever another recall seemed likely it would be fully discussed by the Oldham chairman and Tigers chief executive Stephen Gill.

Kieran Gill is expected to be in the running for a return to the Oldham squad against Batley Bulldogs on Sunday (3pm) at the Manchester Regional Athletics Centre, Etihad Campus, Rowsley Street, Manchester M11 3FF.

By Roger Halstead