Acton commits to Leigh

Forward Jamie Acton has signed a two-year contract extension with Leigh until the end of 2018.

The London-born player made his Centurions debut in 2014 and has become a big crowd favourite at LSV.

He originally moved north to play for Wigan Warriors Academy in 2011 and made his senior bow with South Wales and Oldham in 2012 before impressing in a season long stint at Workington Town in 2013.

“I love it at Leigh and am really enjoying my time here,” Acton said.

“I feel I still have loads of potential and am way off what I can offer the Club as a player.

“But there are some great role models here like Micky Higham, who is the epitome of a professional player, Gareth Hock and Dayne Weston, to name but three, and rubbing shoulders with them can only help develop me as a player.

“The Club has grown since Jukesy has taken the helm and going forward will become even more professional and I have bought into Derek’s dream of establishing the Club in Super League.

“I really believe in him and I want to be part of that, spearheading the push to take the Club forward.

“I still think of myself as a junior player in terms of experience and I now want to go to the next level and know that to do that I have to be as professional as I can on and off the field.”

Leigh Centurions Head Coach Neil Jukes said: “Jamie is developing his game on the field and his professionalism off the field. He has bought into what we want to achieve as a Club and he has a strong desire to get better.

“He is a good athlete and does what he is asked- he keeps his job real simple and the outcome is what we ask as coaches. He has improved his game and been one of our most consistent forwards this year. If he maintains this level of improvement he can develop into a top class forward.”

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