OLDHAM RLFC has further strengthened its pack with the capture of Emmerson Whittel (24), a back-rower who has played at Bradford Bulls, Gloucester All Golds and Keighley Cougars.
He follows his former Cougars team mates Richie Hawkyard and Scott Law to the Vestacare Stadium, having signed a one-year deal.
Said Roughyeds boss Scott Naylor: “We’ve done our homework on Emmerson and we’ve heard nothing but good things about him.
“He’s a tough, gritty lad — just the sort we like at Oldham.”
He suffered a broken jaw while playing for Keighley in 2017 and in only his ninth game back he tore an anterior cruciate ligament in a knee.
“I’m fully recovered now and I’m looking forward to kick-starting my career at Oldham,” he said.