Smith signs new deal at Oldham

Date published: 26 September 2020

Former York City Knights captain Ed Smith has signed a new one-year deal at Oldham to extend his stay to the end of the 2021 season.

The 27-year-old second-row man or centre played 130 games for York before suffering a serious knee injury in 2017.

Two years later, and after two major operations, he signed for Oldham; played three late-season games in the club's 2019 promotion campaign; and has since had more surgery to remove a cartilage from his other knee.

Said coach Matt Diskin: "We've given Ed another chance because he's smart, talented and experienced.

"If we can keep him fit and healthy he'll be a great member of our squad,"

Smith said: "I've spent most of my time at Oldham in the physio room.

"I've got to be true to the club, my team mates and myself, but I'm sure I can get through this and repay Oldham who have stood by me and shown faith in me."

Oldham have now announced 16 players under contract for 2021, including four new signings in Tommy Brierley, Tyler Dupree, Luke Nelmes and Martyn Reilly, all Yorkshiremen.

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