Oldham agree permanent deal for back

Championship side Oldham have agreed a deal to sign back Harry Aaronson permanently from Swinton Lions for the 2020 season.

Aaronson spent last season on loan at Vestacre Park, and will now be a part of the Greater Manchester side’s plans moving forward.

The 21-year-old, who is a student at the University of Leeds, scored nine tries for Oldham as they secured promotion via the playoffs.

He told the club website: “Like Titch (Ritchie Hawkyard) said at the Awards Night, we have no egos. The lads just want to play and get the job done.

“It will be tough next season but we’ve kept the nucleus of the squad together and brought in a few new players to replace those who have gone.

“We’ve got to regard staying up as the absolute minimum. I honestly think we can get above the bottom few and be looking up rather than looking down.”

Head Coach Matt Diskin added: “Harry is a talented young kid. He is an exciting prospect who will add depth to the squad and that will be invaluable as the season progresses.”