Oldham swoop to bring Langtree home
Reporter: Roger Halstead
Date published: 11 April 2019
Betfred League 1 side Oldham have re-signed their former second-row ace Danny Langtree from Super League outfit Hull FC.
Langtree (28) got his release from a two-year deal at Hull and Oldham fought off fierce competition from other Championship and League 1 clubs to take him 'home'.
Said coach Scott Naylor: "He had several good offers, but our chairman, Chris Hamilton, deserves a lot of credit for bringing Danny back on a contract to November, 2020.
"It's not easy to find extra money on the budget in mid-season to sign a player of this quality, but Chris has done it and I'm ecstatic to get 'Langers' back with us."
Langtree said: "Things weren't working out for me at Hull. I'm 28 and I need to be playing every week. I'm grateful to Hull for signing me in the first place and I wish them all the best for the rest of the season."
Added Naylor: "We'll also have Danny Bridge back soon after a long-term suspension so it will be like having two new quality players in the squad.
"It's great for the club and fantastic for the team and squad. I think it also speaks volumes for the club that this was the place 'Langers' wanted to come back to after a few months away."
He starts training with Oldham immediately and will be in contention for his comeback appearance against league leaders Hunslet at the Vestacare Stadium on Good Friday.
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