We are focused on ourselves, says Leeds boss Richard Agar

Leeds coach Richard Agar is confident minute calculations will not be needed as his side target a place in the Betfred Super League play-offs.

The Rhinos are currently seventh in the table, in the unusual position of having more points than the two teams immediately above them – Hull KR and Hull – but having a worse win percentage.

Final positions are to be determined by win percentage this season as a result of the high number of fixtures being called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The race for the final places in the top-six play-offs is close with fifth-placed Rovers’ figure of 53.33% from 15 games only slightly ahead of Hull (53.13 from 16) and Leeds (52.63 from 19).

With space in the calendar to rearrange games limited and no club certain of how many fixtures they will play come the end of the regular season, the final table is difficult to predict.

Agar is determined to remove any complication by simply getting matches won.

“We are not really concerned about how the table moves up and down,” said Agar, whose side are targeting a third successive win as they travel to fourth-placed Wigan on Wednesday.

“We think there is a target for wins and losses that will hit a certain percentage and, regardless of how other results go, we can take care of ourselves.

“It is a challenge, we need good form, but that is the way it has got to be. There is uncertainty over the season – Covid, injuries, suspensions, games on, games off. We can’t concern ourselves with that. We feel if we take care of our own results that will get us in the play-offs.”

Agar is confident England winger Ash Handley will be fit after being forced off in last week’s victory over Huddersfield with a groin injury.

“Scans have been relatively kind to us and he feels all right this week,” he said.

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