LEE Kershaw is back at Oldham on dual registration and, like another new winger Ryan Ince, made his bow in last Sunday’s big game against Bradford Bulls at Bower Fold, which the Bulls won 26-12.

Three others who didn’t play in the cup-tie at Widnes the week before also returned to the side against the Bulls, namely centre Jack Croft (dual reg) and props Titus Gwaze and Jimmy Beckett, who are both on loan.

Kershaw, still only 20, needs no introduction to Roughyeds fans, having scored 11 tries in 20 games for Oldham in 2018 and another five tries in seven appearances last season.

Ince (23), also a winger, scored 19 tries in 22 games for Widnes Vikings last year and was then snapped up by Leigh Centurions, who have allowed him to join Roughyeds on a month’s loan.

Croft (18) and the two 20-year-old props Gwaze and Beckett didn’t play at Widnes because it would have made them ineligible for their parent clubs if they are required to play in the Coral Challenge Cup further down the line.

Commenting on the captures of wingers Kershaw and Ince, head coach Matt Diskin said: “They’re quality lads and I’m absolutely delighted to get them.

“Fans don’t need me to tell them anything about Lee, while Ryan has a great try-scoring record in the Betfred Championship, having scored 19 tries in 22 games for Widnes last year before signing for Leigh.

“When players like this are available you’ve got to move quickly for them and that’s what we did to get them here.

“We are down on numbers and they will add considerable strength to the squad even if its only briefly.

“It’s at times like these that loan and dual-reg agreements are a massive plus for us and why it was important that we entered the dual-reg agreement with Wakefield.

“In the situation we are in, we’ve got to take it one game at a time and field what we consider to be the strongest possible side every time.

“The same applies to young Jack Croft. He’s a big, athletic lad and he caused Whitehaven a lot of problems on his debut for us on dual reg.

“Conditions were very difficult but he coped really well on a heavy pitch.”

“We were bitterly disappointed to go down to Bradford after that really soft start, but we’ve got another big game coming up against Dewsbury at Bower Fold this Sunday and its a chance to redeem ourselves.”