Preview: Leigh v Whitehaven

Mike Morrison (ankle) will be given a late fitness test but the Centurions have an otherwise fully fit squad.

Assistant Leigh coach Paul Rowley has asked for his side to be more fluent in attack, despite racking up 34 points at Keighley last week.

Rowley said: “We fell below the standards that we’re setting for ourselves but we still scored 30-odd points and came away with the three points. We were disappointed with a few aspects of our game, mainly in attack, but we were still strong in defence and with our line-speed.”

Rowley is gearing up for a tough battle against Whitehaven. He said: “They’ve had an indifferent start to their league season, but the one thing we know is that they’re a very capable side and they’re traditionally a tough and uncompromising set of players.

“This is the first game of what we see as a very important three weeks in which we face Whitehaven, Halifax, Toulouse and Batley.”

Leroy Joe, Andy Gorski and Scott McAvoy will be assessed by Whitehaven coach Ged Stokes but all three are likely to be another week away from a return to action.

Stokes said: “Leigh-Whitehaven matches have always been hard fought and this won’t be any different.

“Having played at the same ground against Leigh Miners in the Carnegie Challenge Cup, we’re familiar with the geography of the place and that gives us a bit of a leg up.”

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