Oldham star wants to fatten up

Oldham backrower Gary Middlehurst says he still has to recover some lost weight from his time travelling around the world with his wife.

The former Rochdale and North Wales player, who has been outstanding for the Roughyeds since his arrival last month, lost three stones in the six months he was away.

Middlehurst said: “I’ve put some of it back on, but I still need to add about another seven or eight pounds.

“Whichever club I’ve been at, I’ve never done much training over and above what I do with the club.”