Oldham add young Wigan winger

Oldham have secured the services of Wigan Warriors winger Ben Holcroft for the 2021 season.

Holcroft came through the academy at the Warriors, and helped the U19s to the Academy title, beating St Helens in the Grand Final.

Reacting to the news, he said: “It will be a big leap out of my Wigan comfort zone, but I know John Hutchings and some of the other lads who are already at Oldham and that will help me to settle in.

I’m really looking forward to being part of the Oldham squad and getting the chance to show what I can do.”

Head Coach Matt Diskin added: “He’s a big lad for an outside back and he’ll be pushing for a wing spot.

“Occupancy of the wing positions is still up in the air at the moment and Ben will have just as much chance as anybody else.

“He’s very strong with the ball coming out of backfield and that’s essential for a winger in the modern game.

“If he works hard, adapts to the change and strives hard to reach personal goals as well as those of the team and the club he’ll do well, of that I have no doubt.”

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