OAKLEY JOINS RAMS ON SHORT TERM LOAN DEAL
Halifax Panthers can today announce that Cole Oakley has joined Betfred Championship side Dewsbury Rams on an initial 2 week loan deal.
The 21 year old Second Rower links up with Lee Greenwood’s side looking for first team playing time having found opportunities limited so far in 2022 since his close season move from Newcastle Thunder.
A former Rylands Sharks and Woolston Rovers junior, Oakley featured for the Panthers during pre season but has yet to break into the starting line up at The Shay due to several seasoned veterans ahead of him in the pecking order.
But Head Coach Simon Grix sees the move as a chance for Oakley to show what he can do at this level.
“Cole will go to Dewsbury to get some minutes under his belt” said Grix. “With the reserves at Huddersfield only just starting up, he has had 1 game there so very little time on the field in the last month really after a pretty solid pre season. We’ve got good senior playing as starters in those positions so chances have been hard to come by so far for Cole and this provides an opportunity to play at Championship level, which will do him good and provide us both a yardstick.”
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