Littler set to break new ground in Workington

While such a journey is old hat to people like John Duffy, one player in particular will be making his first foray to Derwent Park. That player is former Salford centre or second row Stuart Littler.

Littler is settling into life at the Sports Village after thirteen years with Salford City Reds.

“I knew a few people here before I joined the club, my brother-in-law plays here and I’ve fit in quite comfortably and am enjoying it. Against Swinton we let ourselves down a bit, but we picked our game up, worked on a few things we got wrong and it paid off. We were a bit disappointed with Sheffield scoring at the end but to score sixty-odd points was good.”

“It was a big game, a number of players here owed them from last year in the semi-final. We had to win and the intensity was always going to be there.”

Speaking of Workington, Littler said, “I’ve never been there to be honest. A few of the boys have, but I’ve never been there. I’m looking forward to it. They have had a couple of good wins. It sets up an entertaining game.”

“Our last win does our points difference a lot of good but we’ll be going all out for three points and a win. We don’t want to be losing our undefeated tag.”

“We’ve got a good team unit, we are close, everyone is working together and are keen to work. We also have a keen coaching staff and everyone in the club is working hard to get the club on the right foot and it seems to be paying off.”

The Centurions head to Cumbria without Robbie Hunter-Paul who was knocked out in a clash of heads with Menzie Yere.

Leigh boss Ian Millward makes two changes to the squad from last week. Mick Govin replaces Hunter-Paul while David Mills has been left out with Andy Gorski set for debut.
“Mills has had a chest infection all week and I didn’t want to risk him.” Millward explained. “It gives Andy Gorski an opportunity. He’s been waiting to get a chance for a few weeks.”
The squad named in full by Millward is: Donlan, Maden, Higson, Nanyn, McGilvray; Ridyard, Ellis; Bibey, Duffy, Hill, Goulden, Littler, Taylor. Interchanges: Gorski, Nash, Thornley, Govin.

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