Kingstone Press Championship Preview: Rochdale Hornets v Leigh Centurions

Jordan Case (calf), Shaun Robinson (knee) and Ryan Millard (groin) will all be given late fitness tests before Rochdale Hornets coach Ian Talbot finalises his side to face Leigh Centurions.

But Hornets, who have twice been narrow losers against Leigh this year, are aiming to make a major improvement on last week’s display.

Talbot said: “We’re not reading anything into any previous results; it’s all about this week. We let ourselves down last week, but to be disappointed with a bonus point is testament to our performances over the last few weeks.”

He added: “We were below par throughout (against Workington Town). We coughed up way, way too much possession. We gifted them possession, and while we defended well it meant we were down on energy when we did have the ball. We need to be better this week.”

Centurions coach Paul Rowley is selecting from a fully fit squad.

Rowley said: “Rochdale have been within touching distance of us both times we played them, and they’re arguably one of the form teams in the league.

“They’ve got some good dual-registration players, and they’re a good team. League positions count for nothing in the Championship and we need to remember that on Sunday.”

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