Naylor beaming with pride after Oldham survive

Oldham head coach Scott Naylor described their survival in the Kingstone Press Championship as “an absolutely amazing result for the future development” of the club.

Roughyeds defeated Whitehaven 20-18, which consigned the Cumbrian club to relegation alongside local rivals Workington.

Naylor, who guided Oldham to promotion to the second-tier last year, was delighted with his side’s ability to secure their Championship status against all the odds.

“Everybody worked hard, tried hard, showed the right attitude and got stuck in.

“In a game like this, with so much riding on it, the only thing that mattered was the result, and we got over the line to reach our season-long goal.

“I want to thank every player who has worn the Oldham jersey this season. It doesn’t matter whether they played once or 30 times, there are a lot who have contributed over a long season and some may even have moved on.

“We can look forward to the new season now and we need to start planning immediately on a whole variety of fronts so that we are no longer ever again in the position we found ourselves before this game.”

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