Rowley won’t make changes for the sake of it

Leigh's Ben Reynolds earned praise for his performance against Dewsbury. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
Leigh's Ben Reynolds earned praise for his performance against Dewsbury. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography
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LEIGH will not make wholesale changes to their team for Sunday’s final league game of the season against Doncaster.

With the Leaders’ Shield already won and the Super8s around the corner, Centurions coach Paul Rowley could have been forgiven for resting more players.

Against Dewsbury last night, Rowley made eight changes to the team which drew at Bradford a few days earlier but Leigh still powered to victory.

“We have a squad which is full of first team quality players,” said Rowley.

“We brought in Ben Reynolds against Dewsbury in a key position for Martyn Ridyard and he looked comfortable. He showed some good touches and I was happy with his kicking game. It is good to know he is there ready to step in.”

Gareth Hock, Martyn Ridyard and Sam Barlow were among the high profile players to be rested against Dewsbury.

“There will be some changes made for Sunday,” said Rowley. “But the players coming in are first team quality so you can’t say it’s a weaker team. I like to have cohesion and fluency in the team. I won’t risk anyone who might be carrying an injury but I won’t make changes for the sake of it.”

Tom Armstrong is rated doubtful for Sunday’s game after suffering a dead leg against Dewsbury.