Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Red Devils Starlet Bibby Joins Roughyeds ; RL Round-Up

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Red Devils Starlet Bibby Joins Roughyeds ; RL Round-Up

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OLDHAM have signed Salford Red Devils youngster Jake Bibby, initially on a month-long loan.

The highly-rated outside back, aged 20, could make his debut against Dewsbury Rams at Bower Fold on Sunday as Scott Naylor's men look for their first Championship win of the season.

And Naylor believes Bibby, who starred in last season's Salford under-19s side, will give his squad a boost. He said: "Jake is well thought of at Salford, where he is on the fringe of the first team. He is an outside back and we don't have a great deal of those.

"He's a new face and he'll make the squad a little bit bigger.

"Hopefully, we'll both get a lot out of the loan."

And Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton says the loan move could be a stepping stone to Super League for Bibby.

Said Hamilton: "Salford expect Jake to play in Super League this year, but they're keen for him to get some experience first at our level. …

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