Leigh star Craig Mullen excited by Centurions prospects heading into 2021

Leigh’s new recruit Craig Mullen is excited to see what the Centurions can do in 2021 – whether that be in Super League or the Championship.

The 22-year-old has joined Leigh on a permanent deal from Wigan for 2021 after spending time on loan at the Centurions earlier this year.

Mullen made two loan appearances for Leigh before the Championship season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“My move to Leigh is something I’m really excited for,” Mullen said. “I loved every minute of my time at Wigan and we’ve had some great times and I can’t thank the club enough.

“I enjoyed my loan at Leigh last season. It is exhilarating to be back at it now and I’m looking forward to getting back to playing.”

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Leigh have made a bid to enter Super League for next season after Toronto Wolfpack failed to gain re-admission into the top flight.

The Centurions are competing with London, York, Featherstone, Toulouse and Bradford for Super League’s 12th spot.

“I think it is one of the strongest squads currently in the Championship but if you put it into Super League then I think we will be stood in good stead,” Mullen said.

“Derek (Beaumont), John (Duffy) and the staff have done a great job with the squad they have put together.

“We had our opening day where we was introduced to players and staff the other night and outlined what they were trying to do there. They gave us a bit of an insight into the Super League bid and it looks like they’ve left no stone unturned.

“There have been quality signings made across park which is something you want as a coach and as a player. You want that competition because iron sharpens iron as the saying goes.

“There is a lot of competition for places and we’ve got a lot of Super League experience and quality in the squad and it’s exciting to be a part of it.”

Mullen will offer plenty of utility options to Leigh, with him being able to play at full-back, wing, centre, half-back or hooker.

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