Jukes wants perfect end for Leigh at Dewsbury

Leigh Centurions coach Neil Jukes wants his team to end the first phase of the season on a real high, and improve on last week’s win at Sheffield, when they welcome Dewsbury to the LSV this weekend.

The Centurions are set to be handed the League Leaders Shield at the game, and Jukes does not want the occasion marred by a poor display from his team.

“The team has done great but what we want to ensure is that we lift that Shield on the back of a good performance,” he said.

“That will be our emphasis, making sure that’s right and the result will always look after itself.

“We’ll go with what I think is our strongest team. Week in, week out, we’ve got to try and get ourselves mentally right, physically right and get our structures right to make sure that we can play well for long minutes.

“This week gives us a good chance to do that. Last week was a good chance but we didn’t take that opportunity, but we will go again with another 17.”

Dewsbury Rams returned to winning ways, beating Swinton Lions 34-16 at home.

The result was the consequence of a renewed focus, according to coach Glenn Morrison.

“It was a big week for us, we drew a line under the week before, just concentrated on ourselves and didn’t look at them at all,” he said.

“We knew that if we did our own jobs correct that we could get the result and the boys went out and backed it up so very happy.

“Leigh are on a different mission to us. Even if they rest a few they’re still going to have a Super League side out. We’ve just got to concentrate on performance this week, that’s the biggest thing.

“They’re lifting the Shield after the game so I’m sure they going to go all guns blazing for the win and players are going to want to keep their spot for the Super 8 Qualifiers.

“It’s going to be a very tough game but for us it’s about doing the little things right, which we need to do to try and get as high as we can for our Shield run.

Half-back Bobbie Goulding is available once again for the Rams, while loose forward Aaron Brown and prop Ryan Hepworth could also return to the Rams squad.

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