Leigh Centurions Head Coach Adrian Lam has confirmed the club remain interested in bringing Blake Ferguson to Leigh Sports Village.
Lam said last week in his press conference that he would be potentially be interested in bringing Ferguson to the club.
Blake Ferguson: Leigh boss Adrian Lam confirms interest in former NRL star
Lam has previously worked with Ferguson whilst he was part of the Australian national team setup, and at the Sydney Roosters.
Ferguson recently returned to Australia after spending 29 days in a Tokyo jail following an arrest for assault and drugs possession.
“If Blake Ferguson is available, we will certainly talk to him.”
When asked if there had been any update, Lam said: “No not as yet. And you know, why wouldn’t we be (interested)?
I know he’s had a little bit of controversy over the last couple of months but I think his rugby speaks for itself.
“I was involved with him with the Kangaroos when he played a part there and I was involved with him at the Roosters.
“So you know, if Blake Ferguson is available, we will certainly talk to him and progress if we can but you know, that’s down the track.”
James Bell 50/50 for Leigh against Dewsbury
Lam also confirmed forward James Bell had a 50-50 chance of being fit for Friday’s clash against Dewsbury.
Bell played against Halifax last week on dual-registration from Super League champions St Helens. He was due to play for the Saints against Whitehaven in the Challenge Cup, but was not 100-per-cent fit.
Lam said they will definitely be keeping James McDonnell for the next couple of weeks. However, they could turn to another player if Bell is not fit.
Lam added: “We’ve definitely got James McDonald for a couple of weeks, a couple more weeks, at least.
“And we’re just waiting on news on James Bell at the moment. So we’ll know more about that hopefully by 5pm today.
“We’re looking to bring one player in. Who that player is going to be we’ll know later on today at this point. We have no confirmation on that.”