Hock relishing new environment at Leigh

New Leigh forward Gareth Hock is looking forward to a new start in a fresh environment with the Centurions.

The often-troubled player has signed for Leigh this week, following his departure from Salford.

Being in the right place with the right people is crucial to his form, he thinks.

“It’s massive to have a good environment around you,” he said.

“As long as you’re enjoying your training and going to work, it shows on the field when you play a game.

“That’s what you’ll see with me, because I’ve got good friends here, so it looks like I’ll enjoy myself.”

Hock is currently suspended for six games, after using the knee on opponents twice in his last game for the Red Devils against St Helens.

He feels that he sometimes crosses the disciplinary line because of his fierce desire to succeed, despite the work he does on maintaining control.

“I’ve got winning culture, I hate losing,” he said.

“I play with agression and passion. I’m working on stuff like that.

“I always work on it, and sometimes it doesn’t go my way.”

Hock now has six weeks to prepare to make his Leigh debut, and he will be making good use of his time on the sidelines.

“I’ll be training and getting used to Leigh’s structure and how they play,” he said.

“I’ll be keeping fit ready for my first game back.”

He also believes that the Centurions have every chance of reaching Super League soon.

He said: “With the way the chairman and the coach have spoken about it, I don’t see why not.”

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