Leigh Centurions: Key players back in action

Leigh full back Gregg McNally. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
Leigh full back Gregg McNally. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography

TWO of Leigh’s key players from 2015 are back in full training after recent operations.

Full-back and Leigh’s Player of the Year Gregg McNally and prolific winger Liam Kay have recovered fully from close-season ops much to the delight of coach Paul Rowley.

“It is great to see a few more bodies in training,” said Rowley. “With players now starting to return from ops and holidays, there are a lot more in training and it has been going well.

“It’s good to have both Gregg and Liam back involved as they were big players for us in the last two seasons.”

McNally, 24, carried off the Coach’s Player of the Year, Leigh Centurions Players Association Player of the Season and LISA Player of the Year. The Whitehaven-born fullback scored 30 tries, the second highest ever by a Leigh full-back in a season behind Neil Turley’s club record of 55 set in 2001.

Kay, who equalled the club record for most tries in a season by a winger with 36 tries, was Players’ Player of the Year and Touchdown Club Player of the Season.

“It has been another solid week in training and the boys are meeting the challenges that my coaching staff and I are putting in front of them. I am really looking forward to getting everyone back so we can step it up again.”

Centurions will again spend five days in Lanzarote for warm weather training early next year and have already scheduled two friendlies against Super League opposition in Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves.