Hornets sign Mayfield duo

Rochdale Hornets have continued to bolster their squad after signing amateur duo Callum Marriott and Aidy Gleeson from local counterparts Rochdale Mayfield.

The pair join Lewis Sheridan in making the move to link up with former Mayfield coach Matt Calland.

Marriott is the son of former Hornets player, Karl.

Gleeson, a prop, toured South Africa and Fiji with BARLA Great Britain.

“They are two more lads that have come through at Mayfield and again it’s a testament to the development work that’s been done at the club,” Calland said.

“We were looking for players in the middle, and Callum is a very tough, uncompromising player.

“He’s the sort of player you can build a team around – he carries the ball strong, gets through his work and is really tough defensively.

“Aidy is another good player, a Great Britain BARLA international. I’ve coached him for years now, first at Hopwood Hall and then with Mayfield, and he’s a prop with very good feet and hands for a big man.

“He’s exactly what we need in the middle of the field – an explosive impact player off the bench.”