York face Leigh test

York City Knights coach Dave Woods expects to be picking from the same squad as last week, meaning Sam Lynch has failed to recover from the hamstring injury that kept him out of contention against Batley.

Ben Jones (cracked sternum) faces five more weeks on the sidelines.

Woods hopes York’s home support can lift his squad for the showdown with table-topping Leigh.

Woods said: “Hopefully the fans will help us a fair bit.

“We weren’t great against Batley. We made too many errors and we started very slowly.

“I think it’s a concentration issue, and we know it’s going to be very tough against Leigh. We’ve got to make sure we are better than last week, and hopefully the fans will give us their support too.”

Dual-registered pair Rhys Evans and Matty Blythe return to the Centurions’ squad.

Leigh assistant coach Paul Rowley said: “It’s all about having competition for places, and that’s keeping everyone on their toes.”

Despite last week’s 56-18 win over Hunslet, Rowley insists Leigh have more to offer.

He said: “We let ourselves down in a couple of areas. It was pleasing to continue winning, but we’ve got things to look at this week.

“We’ll concentrate on what we do, because on any given day York can come up with a win against anybody.”

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