Oldham secure Gill for 2017

Oldham have secured the services of Castleford youngster Keiran Gill for the 2017 season on a season-long loan.

Gill is currently on loan at the Roughyeds and has scored five tries in nine games since his arrival in June. The two clubs agreed a loan deal earlier this season with an option to extend it to next season, with both clubs happy to now utilise that clause.

“I’ve a lot of respect for Scott and the coaching staff at Oldham, who have already taught me a lot,” said Gill. “Staying around for a full season, I will learn a lot more.

“It’s no secret that I’d love to play for Cas in Super League and I’m sure that another year at Oldham will stand me in good stead.

“I’m just glad it’s all sorted out. For that I have to thank Chris (Hamilton), the club chairman, who has done all the loan stuff with Cas.

“I’m loving my time at Oldham. I train full time at Cas but when I’m over in Oldham it’s like home from home. I’ve bonded well and it’s one of the best squads I’ve ever been associated with.

“Our last two results haven’t been good, but the fans stick with us through thick and thin and we love it when we can put smiles on their faces. “Before the season is over I’m sure we’ll dig deep and make supporters proud again. It’s all about staying in the Championship and we’re confident we can do it and make people happy.

“I had a spell on loan with Oxford in League One, but it was a natural progression to get into the Championship and I was keen to take on the challenge. Cas wanted it for me as well. That’s how I came to be at Oldham in the first place.”