Martyn Ridyard signs new Leigh deal and is granted testimonial year

Leigh have confirmed that Martyn Ridyard has signed a new deal with the club for 2020 and has been granted a testimonial year by the RFL. 

Last season, Ridyard became only the third player in history to score over 2,000 points for Leigh. He has made 250 appearances for the club, crossing for 80 tries.

After coming through the ranks at Leigh Miners Rangers, Ridyard turned professional with his hometown club back in 2009.

The 33-year-old returned to Leigh for a second spell last year after a stint at Featherstone, and made 28 appearances for the Centurions as they secured a top five spot.

On the announcement Ridyard said: “I’m happy to get the deal done and looking forward to a big year with the lads.

“It will be good to work with the new players because I think John Duffy has put together a really competitive squad.

“I am grateful to have my Testimonial granted by the RFL and the club and I hope it’s a big year for me.”

Leigh Centurions head coach John Duffy added: “It was great for the club when Martyn came back last year, especially as a Leigh lad. I coached him for a season at Featherstone so was pleased to have him back onboard.

“I’m really pleased he’s staying with us and we need to make sure we get him fit. We need to look after him and make sure he’s raring to go by the start of the season.

“As a Leigh lad, he knows where he needs to improve on last year and it will be a big year for him as it’s also his Testimonial season. I’m sure the supporters and everybody involved in the club will back his events next year and make it a year to remember for both Martyn and the club.”


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