Higham on bench for Centurions

Micky Higham
Micky Higham

Leigh’s new signing Micky Higham makes his second debut for the club against Featherstone Rovers in Blackpool, kick off 5.15pm.

Paul Rowley’s Centurions are looking to extend their club record winning run to 26 games.

Higham, who first made his Leigh debut in 1999, has been allocated squad number 30. For the first time in many years, Leigh could potentially field an all-international front row if Higham lines up alongside Gareth Hock and Fuifui Moimoi.

However Matt Sarsfield misses out despite being named in the 19 man squad on Friday. Sarsfield suffered a pectoral injury during pre-season and is yet to play in the senior squad this year.

Centurions are without Tom Armstrong and Kurt Haggerty who are both suspended.

Leigh’s team to face Featherstone: McNally, Pownall, Platt, Worthington, Kay, Ridyard, Brierley, Moimoi, Beswick, Emmitt, Dixon, Goulden, Barlow. Subs: Higham, Wilkes, Hopkins, Hock.

Featherstone: Hitchcox, Blackmore, Hardman, Minns, Sharp, Sykes, Moore, Baldwinson, Ellis, Wood, Maitua, Cording, James. Subs: Teasdale, Bostock, Carvell, Verlinden.

Referee: Chris Leatherbarrow