Leigh sign Liam Forsyth from Wigan

Leigh have signed centre Liam Forsyth from Wigan.

Forsyth, 23, has played in the Championship on dual-registration with Swinton, including in the 1895 Cup game against Dewsbury last weekend, and made his Super League debut back in March 2017.

Coach John Duffy said: “Liam’s a really good signing for our Club. We’ve been short on the right-hand side since Jonny Pownall injured his knee and Matty Costello has been playing in Saints’ first grade side.

“Liam covers centre and wing and he’s a good player, sharp and quick. He’s been playing really well this season and he’s a good lad with a good attitude.

“He will really fit in with our group of players.”

Forsyth played under Duffy when the latter was coach at Swinton.

He said: “I’m excited to come to Leigh. It’s a big club and I’ve got the chance to play with some great players. There are three or four lads I’ve played with before and from my first training session I felt at home straight away. They are a great group of lads and make it easy to fit in and they all work hard.

“The Championship’s a really tough competition and I’ve every respect for all the players who dedicate so much to training and playing when they’ve got full-time jobs as well. Playing under Duffs again and also his brother Jay was a big factor for me. I enjoy the style of rugby that they play and it’ll be good for me.

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