Preview; Halifax v Leigh Centurions

Halifax coach Matt Calland has injury concerns over David Larder (hamstring), Miles Greenwood (facial cut), Sam Barlow (foot) and Stephen Bannister (groin).

Makali Aizue is available again after missing last week’s trip to Toulouse due to visa problems, while Ben Black and Lee Paterson could also return.

Calland is searching for his side’s first win of the league campaign, but he insisted: “I don’t feel under pressure.”

Robbie Hunter-Paul (neck) and Ricky Bibey (Achilles) remain sidelined for Leigh Centurions as they look to maintain their perfect start to the Co-operative Championship season.

Centurions’ assistant coach Paul Rowley said: “We’re just being consistent.

“We proved last year that on our day we could be good – it’s just we’ve been more consistent this year, probably because we’ve got more pressure for places instead of the team picking itself.

“There’s no room for complacency this year, and that’s notched us up a level. There’s also a strong belief in the camp.”

On Halifax, Rowley added: “Who’d have thought they’d be propping the table up?

They’ve had an inconsistent start to the season and we’ve watched a couple of their games, but they’ve still got plenty of dangerous match-winners in their ranks.”

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