Oxford Swoop for Clough
A native of St Helens, 26 year old Clough who can also play loose forward spent last season who Oldham where he made 24 appearances, scoring 8 tries in the process.
He started his career at amateur club Blackbrook ARL, before moving onto Salford where he made his professional debut in 2005 against Leeds and went on to make 17 appearances in the elite competition, while at the willows he also had a brief spell on loan to London Broncos. He then played one season at Leigh in 2007 before moving onto Blackpool in 2008 where he spent 3 years with the club before their demise and then joined Oldham.
Coach Tony Benson said on his latest signing "John is a very experienced player and can play to a high standard for 80 minutes if required, he is good at gaining momentum and picking holes through the defence and can get the pack going forward and can rip the defence apart" he went on to say "John is a very good defender and has an excellent kicking game"
John was equally delighted at securing the move and said "This is going to be a really exciting challenge and one I am looking forward too. This is an exciting project and I cannot wait to get started"
"Looking at the squad that we have put together, we can achieve what we want to achieve, there's a lot of talent here and the experienced players are being joined by some really promising young talent which looks a good mix after seeing everyone on the first testing session."
"I do not think there is any goals we should be setting ourselves and putting ourselves under any pressure and we will just see what comes as we progress throughout the season."