Govin explains Leigh drive

Although there is a slight doubt on whether he will be fit to face Halifax, Mick Govin has his say on Leigh’s start to the season.

“Attitude and desire” point the way for Leigh Centurions at the moment according to a proud Mick Govin.

Govin rejoined the club in the winter and over recent weeks has proven a revelation at hooker.

“We have a lot of homegrown Leigh lads and you can just tell they want it more.” He said.

In each of the Centurions last three games they have had to come from behind on the scoreboard to dominate and particularly against Widnes Vikings in recent weeks, Leigh have proved irresistible once they hit their stride.

“I think it shows that we can come back if we are a couple of points down.”

Despite his own form, Govin was quick to praise the whole squad and particularly team mate John Duffy.

“We are all working well together. I think that Ian has found the right mixture. I don’t mind coming off the bench and Duffy can do all the hard work and I’ll just come on and try and cause havoc!”

Mick continued, “You can’t afford to have a bad game in this team because there’s that many kids and they are biting at the bit. We have to make sure we give 100% every week.”

The Centurions travel to Halifax on Sunday and if anyone knows what to expect, it is Govin who spent three seasons at the Shay before his nomadic spell last term. Despite perhaps having insider knowledge, the talented playmaker says the answer to whether Leigh can pick up a tenth win on the bounce lies closer to home.

“With how we are and our attitude, we aren’t wary about anyone. When I was at Halifax we knew we could score points, but also knew our defence wasn’t as good. We relied on scoring more points than our opposition. Here, we’ve got the desire in defence and defence is winning us games.”

Halifax currently sit bottom of the Championship but last season’s winners had an encouraging cup result in Toulouse last week and still include plenty of dangermen in their ranks such as Rob Worrincy, Paul White and former Centurion Miles Greenwood.

Leigh have a slight doubt over Govin with Anthony Nicholson being placed on stand-by after a good performance in Leigh’s 44-6 reserve victory over Fax on Thursday night.

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