Rowley says history-making Centurions deserve movie star treatment

Leigh's Liam Kay in action at Sheffield. Photo: Brian King.
Leigh's Liam Kay in action at Sheffield. Photo: Brian King.

LEIGH boss Paul Rowley says his history-making players deserve to have their faces on posters as big as movie stars.

Last Sunday, Centurions set a new club record for successive wins – 15 – by thrashing champions Sheffield at the Owlerton Stadium.

“As far as we’re concerned the talk of records is done with,” said Rowley.

“It was a huge achievement and it’s time we received more credit.

“Our players are fantastic role models to our young people.

“I want Lord Peter Smith and Wigan Council and the MP Andy Burnham to start banging the drum for what we have got going on here.”

Referring to the ‘Believe’ campaign run by Wigan Council in recent years to celebrate the success of the borough’s sports team, Rowley said: I’m not talking about us being on the shirt-tails of our friends in Wigan – this is a moment that cannot be missed.

“There should be photos of Leigh players on billboards like movie stars – 20 foot tall – to celebrate this team which is made up of so many local lads who have come through our youth system.”

Rowley also paid tribute to the Leigh reserves team which is unbeaten in competitive games in 2014. “As a club we are unbeaten and it’s almost June.

“The reserves coach Paul Anderson has done a great job along with our entire backroom staff.

“It’s the pressure from within which is keeping the first teamers on their toes.”