HERE’S proof The Oldham Times is fully behind the Roughyeds as Phil Joy poses in the new kit featuring the newspaper on the shorts.

Scott Naylor’s men launched their League 1 promotion assault with a terrific 14-0 victory at Whitehaven on Sunday to get their season off to a flying start.

Club chairman Chris Hamilton said of the kit deal: "We welcome all our 2018 sponsors, thank them massively for their support and trust that together we will find each of the partnerships of mutual benefit to company and club."

The Oldham Times is emblazoned on the rear of both the home and away shorts.

The new home kit will be on view for the first time when Oldham entertain Featherstone Lions in the third-round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup on Sunday (3pm).

Apart from a pre-season warm-up game against Keighley Cougars, it will be Oldham's first game on the new high-quality artificial pitch at the Vestacare Stadium.

Admission prices are £11 adults, £9 concessions and £2 under-16s, with a £2 across-the-board transfer to seats in the stand.