Naylor in Giants talks

Oldham coach Scott Naylor will today meet with his Huddersfield counterpart Paul Anderson to discuss details of the clubs’ partnership in 2016.

Both parties were satisfied with the way the link worked last year as the Roughyeds earned promotion and Naylor believes it can develop further this season.

He explained: “I’ll sit down with Paul on Monday – he’s promised to make me a coffee, although I’m not sure he knows how a kettle works.

“We’ll talk about different players, and it will be different this year because of the division we’re playing in.

“It was great for us last season and provided the help that we needed, and this year I think it’s even more appealing for Huddersfield because we’re now in the Championship.

“It’s better for their players to be playing against these kinds of clubs, and all round I think it will work even better this season.

“We’ll get out of it what we need to and I’m sure that Paul and the Huddersfield clubs will as well.

“We were both happy with how it worked last season, so there’s no reason it can’t be just as smooth.”

Naylor has reported no injuries in his 21-man squad ahead of the new season and is hoping for a similar run on that front in 2016.

He said: “I don’t want to tempt fate, but we’re not a club that has had a lot of injuries – I think in the last three years we’ve had one each season.

“We do a lot of preventative work on injuries so we must be doing something right.

“I know this is a higher level of competition, with a higher level of contact, but it’s worked for us in the other division and we hope it will again.”