Reilly, Kirk, Ince boost injury-hit Oldham

Date published: 30 April 2021

Matt Diskin's Oldham RL side will probably be strengthened by the return of three senior players in tomorrow's (Saturday) Betfred Championship clash with Halifax Panthers at Bower Fold (12.45pm kick-off).

His provisional 21-man squad includes Martyn Reilly, Liam Kirk and Ryan Ince, who are all back in contention after injury.

Also in are on-loan youngsters Jack Bibby, from Wigan Warriors, and Jack Croft, from Wakefield Trinity.

Bibby (19), who was playing his first game for more than a year, scored one of Oldham's four tries in the defeat at London Broncos, and enhanced his growing reputation with a strong display in the front-row, coming off the bench.

Croft (20), a talented young centre, is more experienced than Bibby, having played in eight Super League games and two Challenge Cup ties.

By comparison, Bibby has played all his rugby at Wigan in the Academy side apart from one game in the reserves.

He is highly regarded at the Warriors, however, and is said to be on the fringe of a first-team call-up.

Squad: Abram, Bent, Bibby, Brierley, Charnock, Croft, Fletcher, Gregory, Green, Hewitt, Holcroft, Hutchings, Ince, Johnstone, Kirk, Langtree, Nelmes, Owen, Reilly, Roberts, Spencer.

The game will be streamed live on Our League, free to Oldham season-ticket holders and only £4.95 for everyone else if purchased before midnight tonight (Friday).

It can still be bought on Saturday, but the price goes up to £10 on game day.

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