Nanyn looks forward to Barrow clash

Leigh Centurions centre Mick Nanyn is looking forward to locking horns with Barrow again having played against the Raiders in March when Leigh overcame a 20-6 deficit to win 36-32.

Nanyn is again in the points and looks well on course to top his goal tally of 103 from last term, having already struck 54 in nine games so far this season.

The Scotland international is enjoying life at Leigh this term and points to the closeness of the team on and off the pitch as a contributing factor.

“I’m loving it this year.” The big point scorer said, “We’ve got a great group of lads, we all get on really well. On the field we work really hard for each other and we all enjoy each others company off the field as well.”

Leigh won their tenth game in a row at Halifax last Sunday, even though Halifax scored a couple of late tries to claim a bonus point.

“We expected a tough game. They gave us a tough game. We played a little in spells, but we did what we had to do and got the result.

“We take it a game at a time and while it could be eleven in a row this Friday, we’ll just keep turning out and hopefully getting the three points.

“We had a poor start at Barrow but we were pretty tough and found a bit of a rhythmn in the second half and we eventually got the result which was good to see.

“We did what we wanted to do, got into the speed of the game, got a bit of momentum with the ball, kicked and chased well and that was a big thing for us and at the end we got our rewards.”

Off-field matters have been interesting at Barrow with Nigel Wright taking over the coaching job from Garry Schofield but Nanyn commented, “We’ve just got to worry about ourselves rather than what other people are doing. If we get our game right, we’ll go a long way to winning games.”

Leigh will be without Lee Mitchell and Tom Armstrong this weekend with the Mitchell beginning a months loan at Harlequins and Armstrong out injured. Adam Higson could return for the Centurions who also have new dual contract signing Rhys Evans to call on from Warrington.

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