Preview: Leigh v Batley

Leigh Centurions‘ assistant coach Paul Rowley has hailed his side’s mental resilience after they snatched a late draw at Featherstone on Easter Monday.

Leigh were trailing 28-16 with a quarter of an hour to go, just three days after a 26-24 win over Barrow.

But they scored twice late on to grab two points and leave Rowley pleased with what he’d seen.

He said: “We’ve proved how mentally tough we are. We knew Easter couldn’t break our season, but we knew it could make it.

“Physiologically for ourselves it was pretty impressive and the lads really dug deep. We’ll definitely grow in strength from that.”

He added: “We’ve now played all of the so-called top teams. We’ve had a tough start but we just keep marching on.

“We’re taking it one game at a time, accepting each challenge and just concentrating on getting better. We’ve come through some tough tests and long may it continue.”

Rowley confirmed there are likely to be “one or two” changes, but none of them will be as a result of injury problems.

“We’ve got a squad and everybody in the squad is good enough to play,” he said. “We’ll select a fully fit team that we believe is capable of doing the job.”

Paul Mennell could return from a shoulder complaint to strengthen Karl Harrison’s Batley Bulldogs squad.

The Bulldogs have lost just two of their seven league fixtures this season, but they will be keen to bounce back from Monday’s 28-16 defeat against Sheffield.

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