It’s a tough week for Leigh Centurions as they follow of up their Wednesday night clash against high flying Halifax with a home clash against a Swinton Lions side that will be cock-a-hoop after a win over Featherstone Rovers.
The Swinton game takes place at the LSV on Sunday afternoon (3pm) and after the Lions beat Featherstone last week, Centurions coach Paul Rowley knows that his Leigh side will be in for a tough time.
“They will be after another big scalp, and what better than that of a club on whose ground you play?” he asks.
“They are using their dual registered players well and will be a very tough side to beat.
“They are fighting against relegation too, so it will be all to play for.”
Leigh will be without Matt Gardner who broke his hand in the game at Hunslet, the suspended Steve Maden who picked up a two match ban for his excesses in the Northern Rail Cup Final, and Rob Parker, who injured his back at the weekend, as Leigh head into a spell that sees them play four games in 12 days with a trip to play Sheffield Eagles on Friday, August 2.
It’s a sequence of games that Leigh could do without, but they are facing the schedule head on.
“We are not winging or having a moan about this schedule, but are determined to attack it head on,” said Rowley.
“It’s like having to put in an extra long shift at work.
“We ticked the box against Hunslet with a performance that was clinical and very professional at a ground that lacks atmosphere and which it always fails to inspire.”