Oldham sign Wigan youngster

Oldham have confirmed the signing of young Wigan outside back James Worthington on a one-year contract.

The 21-year-old made his senior debut for the Warriors in 2017, scoring two tries on debut, and has since gained experience with loan spells at Swinton, Toulouse, London Skolars, Workington and Rochdale.

He now links up with the Roughyeds, however, becoming Matt Diskin’s first signing ahead of their return to the Championship in 2020.

“I’ve played for a few clubs on loan, but I’m made up to become a fully-fledged Oldham player,” he told the Oldham website. “I’ve been at Wigan since I was 16, so it’s a new challenge for me and I’m eagerly looking forward to it.”

Oldham head coach Diskin added: “James comes from a Super League background at Wigan and he’s been well thought of wherever he has played on loan or dual-reg.

“We’ve done really well to get him against considerable competition and its felt he will do well for us on the fringes next season.”