New Barrow coach ready for Leigh

New Barrow Raiders coach Nigel Wright could make the perfect start to life in charge of the Raiders by ending Leigh’s 100 per cent record in 2011.

Leigh Centurions are one of only two clubs to have won every game they’ve played this year.

But Wright, who was installed by chairman Des Johnston after Garry Schofield’s dismissal on Tuesday, will be confident of getting off to a winning start.

Dave Armistead is believed to be in the reckoning to make his second Barrow debut against his old club.

Leigh will be without Steve Nash (knee) for up to a month following last week’s impressive victory against Featherstone.

Ricky Bibey and Robbie Hunter-Paul also remain sidelined.

Centurions assistant coach Paul Rowley warned Barrow not to expect an easy ride on Saturday.

He said: “They didn’t play last week, and their last game was against amateur opposition.

“We’ll be looking to start strong and, like our previous games, we’re just concentrating on ourselves and doing what we do right.

“This is another marker for us. Barrow have definitely got the personnel to win big games.”

He added: “Last week we sent out some messages to the other teams in the Co-operative Championship, but we still think we’ve got a lot of improvement in us.”

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