Leigh caretaker boss Kurt Haggerty provides update on injuries and recruitment

Leigh caretaker coach Kurt Haggerty says the club will scour the market to bolster their squad in the coming weeks.

The 32-year-old has taken over the head coaching role at Leigh on an interim basis following the departure of John Duffy.

Haggerty says he has spoken with owner Derek Beaumont about bringing in some new recruits, with loan signings being the more likely option at present.

He said: “We spoke about that and we addressed the situation. We are going to scour to see what we can bring in.

“We are down to the bare bones but it is got to be the right people for how we want to play moving forward and as a club get better.

“I think it is difficult at the moment with permanent but certainly with loan signings. If anything does come about permanently, we will be looking.”

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Haggerty also provided an injury update on his side, with Nathaniel Peteru, Matty Russell and Nathan Mason hopefully being back in contention within the next week or two.

Haggerty will attempt to steer Leigh to their first win of the season on Sunday when they travel to Wakefield, where he will look to implement some of his own coaching philosophies.

He said: “I think Wakefield will be very confident playing against us this week.

“They are in good form and are playing some really good rugby so we’ve got to be good to compete with Wakefield this weekend.

“We are going to look to play a little bit more. We are going to be a bit more energetic defensively and we’ll fix up areas as we go but we just need to get some energy back into the team.

“We will look to change some things, keep some things that were working well for us and change some things that weren’t working so well and whoever we look to bring in will look to add to how we want to play in both respects.”

Haggerty made 53 appearances for Leigh across two spells and won two caps for Ireland, representing the nation at the 2013 World Cup.


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