Oldham agree deal for halfback

Oldham have agreed a permanent deal with Halifax for the signing of halfback Adam Brook for the 2020 season.

Brook was on loan at the club last season, but a broken wrist would see his game time be limited. However, he would return to play a part in the side as they earned promotion to the Championsip.

He scored three tries in 11 games last season.

Speaking to the club website, 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 it does make a difference.

“We are back in for training next Tuesday and, given that our last game was on October 6, we’ve had a short, but very rewarding, break.

“It will be another long season, from early February to mid-October, and it’s a big challenge we’re all looking forward to.”

Head Coach Matt Diskin added: “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 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.”