New names in the frame for Centurions

Michael Platt is in line for his Leigh debut
Michael Platt is in line for his Leigh debut

LEIGH’S recent signing Michael Platt and Reserves prospect Jamie Tracey could get their first team chance against Swinton on Sunday.

Leigh sealed the Kingstone Press Championship Leaders Shield last Friday with three games to spare by thrashing Featherstone.

Coach Paul Rowley wants to use those remaining matches to look at Platt who is on loan from Salford before becoming a full-time Centurion next season.

“It’s about limiting risk to our players at this time of year,” said Rowley. “I’m going to look at a few things and want to see how Platt and Jamie Tracey fit in. There are another one or two players from the reserves I’d like to see. ”

Another recent signing, Jonny Walker, the former Hull KR forward, is currently suffering from an injury but Rowley hopes to give him a run-out soon.

With the top spot secured, Rowley wants no let-up on Sunday against John Duffy’s Swinton at the Sports Village. “Swinton have a massive ex-Leigh contingent,” said Rowley. “They will be highly motivated. When we played them earlier in the season they thought they could beat us up the middle and it didn’t work out that way.”

Three Leigh players are in the Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week: Tom Armstrong, Sean Penkywicz and Martyn Ridyard.