Centurions prop Liku switches to Oldham on loan

Leigh Centurions prop Elliot Liku
Leigh Centurions prop Elliot Liku

Leigh Centurions prop forward Elliot Liku has joined Kingstone Press Championship One club Oldham on a loan arrangement until the end of the season.

Liku, 19, is captain of the Leigh Centurions Reserves and has played a big role in the success of Paul Anderson’s side over the past two years.

Leigh Centurions Head Coach Paul Rowley said: “As I said when we allowed Jamie Tracey to join Barrow on loan recently, sadly the Reserves competition has been a non-event this year.

“This loan will allow Elliot the opportunity to play at a higher level in a good competitive environment. It helps Oldham out and it will be a valuable learning curve for Elliot at a crucial stage of his development as a player.

“We will be monitoring Elliot’s performances at Oldham, as we do with all our players who are at other clubs and hopefully he will get his opportunity to play at first-team level for the first time and come back to us a more experienced player.”