STAND by for changes in Oldham’s squad for Sunday’s third-round Coral Challenge Cup tie at home to Haydock.

Coach Scott Naylor has confirmed he will be seeking “fresh legs” as Roughyeds set out on the Wembley trail in the hope of reaching the later stages and making serious money.

Danny Grimshaw did not train on Tuesday because of a groin problem, while Anthony Bowman (heel) and Ritchie Hawkyard (groin) are struggling. All three will be checked out late this week, but Naylor will still be rotating his squad to give others a game.

“We’ll be fielding a strong squad with fresh legs,” he said. “A few lads will be out to impress and to show me why they think they shouldn’t have lost their shirts in the first place. I’ve got a lot of depth in the squad, which is one of the best we’ve had for a while.”

The tie is a repeat of the 2017 fourth-round clash in Stalybridge which Roughyeds won 40-12 after going 8-0 down inside the first 10 minutes.

“We started slowly and we won’t be doing that again. I’m expecting we’ll play very well,” added the Oldham boss.

Roughyeds have cut admission prices from £14 to £10 (£12 to £8 for concessions) in a bid to get fans through the turnstiles. Kick off at the Vestacare Stadium is 3pm. They are looking to make significant money out of the Coral Challenge Cup and the new 1895 Cup, which also ends up at Wembley.

Super League clubs are not involved in the new knockout competition, the first-round draw for which will be made at the same time as the draw for the fourth-round Coral Challenge Cup next Tuesday.

St Anne’s under-11s and Warrington side Rylands will play a curtain-raiser and then carry out and display a giant banner to be laid on the pitch.