Roughyeds sign half-back on one year contract

Date published: 13 November 2019

Half-back Adam Brook, who was on loan from Halifax last season, has signed a one-year Oldham contract to take to 18.

That's the number of players so far committed to newly-promoted Roughyeds for the 2020 Betfred Championship campaign.

25-year old Brook, formerly of Bradford Bulls Academy and Keighley Cougars, will be competing with Dave Hewitt and new-boy Lewis Charnock for the half-back spots.

He said, "I was happy at Oldham last season, but this time I'm hoping for a bit more luck.

"I didn't have the benefits of a good pre-season with the squad and then I broke a wrist in the first few weeks and I was out for what seemed like ages.

"The Championship will be a big new challenge for us, individually and as a team, but we're up for it and on a personal note I'm really looking forward to having a good pre-season with the other lads.

"I didn't get that last year an t does make a difference."

New coach Matt Diskin said of Brook, "He's a very good half-back with plenty of League 1 experience which he'll be able to put to good use in the Championship.

"He will give us more all-round strength in the halves and provide quality competition for Dave Hewitt, which will be good for both of them.

"He just wants a fair crack, which he will certainly get as will everybody else. He's an exciting addition to the halves and it will be good to have competition there."

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