WITH Ben Davies out because of a gashed mouth and Jack Spencer doubtful while he goes through head-knock protocol, Oldham RL Club have signed a young prop from Halifax on a month’s loan.

Frazer Morris, who lives in Huddersfield, trained with Roughyeds on Tuesday night and will be in the frame for Sunday’s tough game at Newcastle. He played for Meltham All Blacks as a boy and signed for Huddersfield Giants’ academy aged 15.

His move to Wakefield under-19s, and his sound performances at that level, earned him a full-time contract at Belle Vue where he made his Super League debut against Wigan at the age of 18.

He joined Halifax in July, 2017 and last season had a spell at Newcastle on loan.

The younger brother of Halifax’s Elliott Morris, Frazer said: “I’ve been playing in the reserves at Halifax and it will be good to step up to senior level at Oldham. They’ve got injury concerns and if I can give them a lift and make an impact that will be great.”

Backs Adam Brook and Danny Grimshaw are also out, while there will be late decisions on Spencer, Matty Wilkinson (also subject to a head test) and Harry Maders, who has a calf injury.Back in the running are Aaron Jones Bishop, Lee Kershaw and Anthony Bowman.

“We had a light session on Tuesday, given that last Sunday’s cup tie was very physical against full-time opponents,” said coach Scott Naylor.

“Frazer Morris got to know everyone and got an idea of what to expect in the next session, which will be more intense.

“Everyone is in with a shout apart from Adam Brook (broken wrist), Ben Davies (gashed mouth), Danny Grimshaw (groin) and Danny Bridge (suspended).

“Ben won’t be out as long as we first feared. He doesn’t need surgery so he could be back for the Hunslet home game on Good Friday.”