Leigh captain Danny Addy has made no secret of the fact that the Centurions are aiming for promotion back to Super League this year.
The Centurions gained promotion to the top flight from the Championship for the 2017 season – but suffered relegation in the same campaign.
Addy joined Leigh from Hull KR in the off-season – and the Scotland international wants to help his new club get back into Super League.
He said: “We’ve got a good squad and we’ve got some good players who aren’t in the 17 each week but that can only benefit us.
“It’s good that we’ve got competition for places. You want to have someone on your toes because it makes you play better and its good to have some depth.
“We are not going to hide the fact that we want to go up as I’m sure the likes of London, Featherstone, Toulouse and York will do.
“Its going to be a tough year. The Championship has always been tough, especially over the last few years. The Championship is getting better and better and everyone is improving each year but it’s about who delivers. We want to go up.”
Leigh coach John Duffy made a lot of changes to his side over the off-season, with more than 10 new players arriving at the Leigh Sports Village.
Despite there being so many fresh faces at the Centurions, Addy believes the team has gelled quickly.
He added: “We have a Yorkshire bus that travels over to Lancashire.
“Me, Matty Wildie, Ben Hellewell, Jordan Thompson and Liam Hood are on it so we’ve got some characters in there which makes it fun.
“We’ve got a good bunch of lads at Leigh and I knew quite a few of the players I even signed.
“They are a top group of lads, we’ve gelled well and come together as a group.”
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