Drinkwater not losing faith

Leigh halfback Josh Drinkwater remains confident that the Centurions’ first win in Super League is not too far away.

Leigh have been beaten by Castleford and Leeds in the first two rounds, and face St Helens on Friday.

Drinkwater says the Centurions have to keep getting better, after an improved performance against the Rhinos in round two.

“We weren’t good at Castleford, we didn’t play well or do what we spoke about doing, so that was disappointing,” he admitted to Love Rugby League.

“Our performance against Leeds was a lot better but at the end of the day we still got beat so we need to keep improving. We were unlucky but we had enough chances to win.

“I think we will get better as the season goes on and combinations have time to gel together, but I’m still confident we have the squad to shock a few teams.”

Leigh have suffered a major blow with veterans Micky Higham and Glenn Stewart both sidelined with injury.

“Losing key players isn’t ideal, especially Micky and Glenn at the same time, but we do have good cover in those two positions,” Drinkwater said.

“But it’ll only strengthen us a lot more when they’re both back.”

Drinkwater has set up four tries in two appearances so far this season.

Tomorrow Leigh host Saints at the Leigh Sports Village.

The Australian scrum-half said his team are focusing on themselves and not on the opposition.

“They’re a quality team St Helens but we have just focused on ourselves this week,” he said.

“It’s going to be another tough game like our previous two weeks but as long as we turn up with the same attitude we had against Leeds, we will give ourselves a chance to win.”


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