Gregg McNally says Leigh are going through the tougest pre-season he has experienced in his five years at the club.
The Cenutrions are preparing for life in Super League after a long absence.
McNally, who joined Leigh in 2012, said the hard work will put the club in a good place for 2017.
“It’s going real well, we’ve had a hard six weeks before Christmas, which was without doubt the hardest pre season I’ve had at the club,” he admitted to Love Rugby League.
“But it’s good as it’ll put us in good stead. The teams’ looking good, all the new lads have come in and got along well with everyone whilst also adding quality to our squad.
“There’s a good buzz around the squad at the moment as we all look forward to our first game.”
Leigh’s roster depart to Lanzarote this week to take their pre-season training up a notch.
“We’re off to Lanzarote for a week on Thursday, which will benefit us massively being able to use their first-class facilities and getting some quality ballwork done,” McNally said.
“It also helps that they’ll be no ice out there like back home.”
McNally suffered an ACL injury last January, which kept him out for half of the season.
But the fullback said he is feeling good and ready for the start of the new campaign.
“I’ve got no niggles or anything and my knee feels even stronger than when I came back last year, so can’t wait to get started again,” he said.