Ridyard misses Rams test

Martyn Ridyard of Leigh Centurions
Martyn Ridyard of Leigh Centurions

LAST year’s Kingstone Press Championship Player of the Year Martyn Ridyard will miss Wednesday night’s game against Dewsbury.

The half-back is replaced in the squad by Ben Reynolds.

Centurions coach Paul Rowley is keen to rotate his squad ahead of the Super 8s but welcomes back winger Liam Kay after a hip injury.

A win or draw for Leigh on Wednesday will see them finish top of the Championship for the second year in a row.

If Leigh secure the point needed there will be no trophy presentation after Wednesday’s game. Instead, the Leaders Shield will be presented to them following Sunday’s home clash against Doncaster.

Following the Doncaster game on Sunday, the players, board and staff of Leigh Centurions will be heading over to Leigh Miners Welfare Club for a Family Fun Day with music, food and a bouncy castle, similar to the one following their recent game with Featherstone Rovers, to celebrate the team’s achievements throughout the regular season.

The Leigh Centurions squad is: 1 Gregg McNally, 2 Adam Higson, 4 Tom Armstrong, 5 Liam Kay, 7 Ryan Brierley, 8 Fuifui Moimoi, 9 Bob Beswick, 10 Oliver Wilkes, 11 Matthew Sarsfield, 12 Tommy Goulden, 13 Sam Barlow, 15 Jonny Pownall, 17 Ben Reynolds, 18 Tom Spencer, 19 Kurt Haggerty, 21 Jamie Acton, 23 Martin Aspinwall, 30 Micky Higham, 31 Mathias Pala.