Leigh boss Neil Jukes hopes Friday’s 25-0 victory over Salford will provide a platform for success in the Qualifiers.
The result lifted the Centurions above Widnes at the bottom of the Super League table and Jukes was delighted with his team’s performance.
“We ticked nearly every box tonight – it was a derby and we didn’t want to finish bottom on our first season back in Super League,” he said.
“It was important for us to get some confidence and build momentum as we go into the next competition. I was really pleased.
“Our game management was good as was our defensive effort plus we kicked the ball at the right time.
“We only gave away six penalties in the entire game, so when you do that you have a lot of energy.
“The players kept turning up for each other and defended repeat sets on our line. It has given us something to build on.”