HEAD coach Scott Naylor will leave Oldham RL Club  when his current contract expires at the end of this season.

He is currently one of the longest-serving coaches in the game, having been at Oldham for seven seasons.

Club chairman Chris Hamilton said: "Scott has been with us for a long time in Rugby League terms and has had a big influence over those years.

"But, like everything else, things come to an end and following the conclusion of this season we will both move on, parting on good terms.

"There is still an awful lot to play for this season  and I know both Scott and the players  will be fully focused on the remaining games.

"In the meantime the club will begin its search for a replacement."

Naturally, Naylor would love to say farewell with a second promotion in his seven seasons at Oldham.

Victory on Sunday for third-placed Roughyeds against second-placed Newcastle Thunder would edge him closer to his dream send-off.

Roughyeds expect their biggest crowd of the campaign this weekend and the soon-to-leave boss is banking on key forwards Jack Spencer and new-boy Ed Smith proving their fitness ahead of kick off.

Spencer was hurt in the first half of last week's 15-14 win at London Skolars and went off.

Smith, on debut and playing his first game in two years after two reconstructions of the same knee, was impressive off the bench, but felt some discomfort afterwards.

Both were in for treatment on Tuesday night, after which Naylor said he was hopeful that both would make it for weekend.

Of Spencer, he said: "Jack took a big knock and suffered a lot of nerve pain in his hip.

"He was a lot better from Saturday to Tuesday so we're hoping he will be ready to go by the end of the week."

He said of Smith: "In view of what he's been through in the last couple of years he was never going to emerge from his first game back feeling on top of the world and without a twinge.

"His big test will come on Thursday night when he has a full training session, but we're hopeful for him and very positive, as is he."