Keighley Cougars tie down two more for 2015

Keighley Cougars have secured the services of two more players for their 2015 campaign, after tying down the signatures of Olly Pursglove and Gavin Duffy.

Pursglove and Duffy have played crucial roles for the club in previous seasons, and March told the Telegraph and Argus that they are another important duo to have on board in their mission to bounce straight back into the Championship at the first attempt.

“Olly was player of the year two seasons ago. With his (work) commitments this year, things were a bit hit and miss but it’s great that he’s on board for next year,” March said.

“He’s a real 100 per center and does a lot of the unnoticed stuff which spectators don’t see. He’s a coach’s dream.”

Speaking about Duffy, March said: “Gav was unfortunate last year in that we had two good wingers in Paul White and Richie Barnett.

“But he has shown he is a try-scoring machine when given the opportunity and he will get that next season.”

Meanwhile, March has announced that he is hopeful there will soon be a conclusion to the saga surrounding James Feather’s transfer to Hunslet, with the Cougars boss admitting that he will be training with his former club whilst he waits for a release from the Hawks.

Feather signed for Hunslet after the conclusion of the 2014 season, but has since announced he wants to return to Keighley. However, whilst the Hawks have dug their heels in over a refusal to release Feather, March has said that their former captain will train with Keighley until December 1 – when his old contract runs out.

“I’m hopeful it will get sorted and I’m sure Hunslet and James will want the matter sorted as soon as possible. If he had come and spoken to me, I think we could have ironed things out.

“Hunslet haven’t put any time and effort into him and Buster has admitted he made a mistake. Until he has put pen to paper on a contract with Keighley Cougars, we can’t announce that he has signed for us.

“He can train with us at the moment but once it comes to December 1, his old contract runs out and he won’t be insured to do so.”