Govin becomes fourth Centurion to join Barrow on loan

Leigh's Mick Govin has joined Barrow on loan
Leigh's Mick Govin has joined Barrow on loan
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Leigh Centurions utility player Mick Govin has joined team-mates Chris Rowe, Joe Bullock and Craig Briscoe on loan at Barrow.

The experienced 29-year-old Govin, who featured in the Centurions’ sole Super League campaign in 2005 re-joined his hometown club last year and has impressed whilst playing in Paul Anderson’s free-scoring Reserves side.

Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont said: “We recognise that our Reserves are limited in their selection options for upcoming fixtures and Mick needs to play at a higher level to recapture his match fitness and carve a way into Paul Rowley’s starting 17.

“Barrow is an ideal place for him to do that after suffering a wrist injury in the pre season friendly games, which dogged his preparation and comeback. His performances in the Reserves were noticeable and I have every confidence he will kick on at Barrow and in turn pressure Paul for a re-call.

“Barrow have some tough games coming up in which Mick can challenge himself. We’re happy for him to join our other players, Rowe, Briscoe and Bullock to work under the newly appointed Coach Bobbie Goulding, whom we wish every success in his return to the game.”

Govin will be with Barrow for a month.