Prolific try-scorer Cian Tyrer has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at Oldham until at least the end of the 2025 season.

After scoring an abundance of tries, 23 to be exact, which include three hat-tricks in just 13 appearances this season, Tyrer has bagged himself a new deal.

The winger’s form for Oldham is all the more remarkable given he arrived at the club in November without a deal, but fought for his spot and gave boss Sean Long little option but to sign him permanently.

Despite being handed the 27 shirt ahead of the season, and playing among the other big name players Oldham’s squad boast, the diminutive Tyrer has become one of the surprise packages for Roughyeds this year.

“I came on trial at the start of the year and it was evident I wanted to be here,” said the 23-year-old formerly of Wigan Warriors and Rochdale Hornets. “I just did everything I could to get into the team and once I was, I did, everything I could to keep my place.

“I get on with all the lads and it has felt like home. I’ve enjoyed the training, the coaching staff and everyone involved with the club.

“The goal this year is promotion and everybody is working hard to achieve that. Personally, I want to finish top of the try charts, but if that doesn’t happen then I would rather get promoted first and everything else after that is a bonus.”

Even after signing a contract with the club in January, Tyrer did not play any part in Oldham’s first six matches.

The Leigh lad even went out on loan to Workington, with game time hard to come by.

It was on his return from the West Cumbrian side where he made his mark, scoring six tries away at Hunslet, followed by another four against Cornwall the week after - and he has not missed a game since.

Tyrer has already surpassed Owen Restall’s total of 21 tries scored for Oldham back in 2022 and is likely to surpass Nick Johnson’s 25 achieved in 2004 for Roughyeds.