Higham says Leigh chance was too good to turn down

Micky Higham has signed for Leigh from Warrington
Micky Higham has signed for Leigh from Warrington
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MICKY Higham took to Twitter this afternoon to explain his reasons for leaving Warrington for Leigh.

The hooker re-signed for the Kingstone Press Championship today, realising a dream of ending his playing career with his hometown club.

Higham said: “Today I left Warrington with a heavy heart, but as everyone knows a rugby career is very short,the opportunity at Leigh in terms of of my family’s future was too good to turn down.

“I’d like to thank all the good people at the Wolves and Tony (Smith) for letting me go, and of course all the Warrington fans for making my years at the club so special.

“But I’m looking forward to this next exciting chapter in my career at Leigh Centurions. Thanks for all the messages means a lot.”

Higham is expected to go straight into the Centurions squad for Sunday’s Summer Bash game against Featherstone in Blackpool.

He started his pro career with Leigh having played at Leigh Miners as a youngster. He enjoyed successful spells with St Helens, Wigan and most recently Warrington.