Oldham have secured the signing of Castleford’s utility back Tuoyo Egodo on a season-long loan.
The 19-year-old joined Castleford from London Broncos in the off-season after impressing in nine appearances while on loan at Hemel Stags.
In order to benefit his development, the Tigers have sent Egodo to the Roughyeds for the year, where he will link up with fellow Tigers youngster Keiran Gill, who is also on loan at the Championship club.
“To clinch this deal, I’ve been working on it for several months,” said Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton.
“He is still learning the game, but he has the potential to go a long way and I’s sure he’ll soon become a fans’ favourite.
“I thank Cas, particularly Daryl Powell and Steve Gill, for enabling it to happen. We have a good relationship.
“Steve gave his word that Tuoyo would come to us and he has stuck to it despite interest from other clubs.”
Oldham head coach Scott Naylor added: “Tuoyo will give us power and pace out wide. Cas think a lot of him. By having him here on long-term loan we can help to develop him and it will be good for us at the same time.
“As he’s coming from Cas, like ‘Gilly’, we know we’ll be getting a quality lad.”