Sheffield coach Mark Aston was pleased to see Paul Rowley had eventually been given the coaches job at Leigh Centurions.
Rowley had been guiding the Centurions throughout their pre-season campaign, but was recently given the role permanently as the season drew closer.
Aston said: “I’m highly delighted they’ve given Paul the head coach’s job.
“They’ve had some really good games in pre-season. They set off with a strong performance against Barrow last week and some of the players they can put out are very, very strong.
“They’re a quality team and we’ve to make sure we’re good this week or we’ll come unstuck.”
Aston and Rowley are set to square up to each other at the Don Valley Stadium on Sunday, as the Eagles host Leigh in what is expected to be a thrilling Northern Rail Cup tie.
And Aston knows his side have to improve on their 28-14 win away to Workington last weekend.
He said: “We got a win, and that was the most important thing, particularly after not having the best preparation leading up to the game.”