‘Desperate’ teams are making Championship unpredictable says Leigh boss

Leigh suffered their first league defeat of the season at Doncaster on Sunday. Photo: Brian King.
Leigh suffered their first league defeat of the season at Doncaster on Sunday. Photo: Brian King.

PAUL Rowley says Leigh need to keep their focus as the season enters its final straight.

Centuruions suffered their first league defeat of the year at Doncaster last Sunday, ending a run of 18 successive victories.

And while Leigh remain well clear of the chasing pack, Rowley says his side are determined to seal top spot as soon as possible.

“Realistically we need to win a handful of games to finish top of the table,” he said.

“It’s been a different situation for us in training this week backing up after a loss and we are raring to go again on Saturday against Keighley.”

The Kingstone Press Championship is an incredibly close competition this year and five sides will be relegated.

“Keighley are one of those teams that’s a win away from the play-offs and a defeat away from relegation,” said Rowley. “The league is that tight at the moment and we are seeing some really desperate teams.

“That’s why the results are so hard to predict week to week, especially with the dual reg clubs. It’s hard to prepare against teams where the personnel changes so dramatically week to week.”