Relegated Lions still pose a threat insists Rowley

Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley
Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley
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PAUL Rowley says their something strangely familiar about the way Swinton are playing at the moment.

The Leigh boss has noticed some big changes in the playbook of Sunday’s opponents since former Centurion John Duffy replaced Ian Watson as coach.

“Swinton have been using a lot of our plays and structures,” said Rowley. “Earlier in the season they thought they could beat us in the forwards playing up the middle and we beat them comfortably.

“Maybe they’ve changed tact but they will be highly motivated. There’s a big ex-Leigh contingent at Swinton and they will have a real go at us.

“Whether it be a friendly, league or cup fixture, we’re sportsmen and we prepare to win every game. We won’t be fielding any weakened teams between now and the play-offs. We’ll be going strong every week.”

On Swinton, who are already relegated, he added: “They’re playing for contracts, and the influence from the Warrington Wolves dual registration lads last week was quite significant. They’re certainly a good attacking side and they give you plenty to think about.”