Diskin must isolate for ten days

Date published: 21 May 2021

Oldham RLFC has announced that head coach Matt Diskin has gone into isolation for ten days due to close contact with a member of his family who has tested positive with Covid.

Last night's training session was under the supervision of assistant coach Brendan 'Shez' Sheridan and the other member of the coaching panel, Jode Sheriffe, who will together be in charge of the squad at York City Knights on Sunday (3pm).

When his ten-day isolation period is over, Matt will be back on duty as usual to prepare the squad for the next game with Widnes Vikings at Bower Fold at the end of the month.

As far as that game is concerned, on Sunday, May 30 (3pm), the club is currently working with Tameside Council and the Safety Advisory Group in order to get supporters back into the ground within Government guidelines and in as safe an environment as is possible.

The capacity will be reduced because of social distancing and there are other issues to be addressed.

The club will announce the capacity and everything else fans need to know as soon as everything is finalised.

The club has already confirmed that from now on admission will be ONLY by online ticket purchase because it will have to record everyone's details for purposes of track-and-trace.

A club spokesman said: "We are asking fans to bear with us, but announcements will be made as soon as everything is finalised and signed off."

Meanwhile, St Helens full-back or wing Tom Nisbet (21) has joined Oldham on loan.

He trained with Roughyeds last night and he will be available for selection in the side to play the Knights on Sunday.

Nisbet has England honours at academy level and he is in his second season in the Saints' first-team squad.

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