Derek Beaumont hints at more spending as Leigh confirm Hood capture

Leigh Centurions have confirmed the re-signing of hooker, Liam Hood from Widnes Vikings.

As first revealed on TotalRL on Monday, the 27-year-old has linked up with the Centurions again just months after leaving.

Hood scored 26 tries in 65 games for the Centurions between 2016 and 2018, helping them secure promotion to Super League during his first year at the club.

“I’ve known Liam a long time,” said the Centurions head coach, John Duffy. I coached him with Scotland and in a short spell at Swinton and he was sensational.

“Liam has played his heart out for Leigh in the past and was highly popular with the supporters, who will be delighted to see him return. He will add quality to the squad which is a bit thin at present and will get us around the field. He’s a real quality player and person. I’m looking forward to working with him again.”

Meanwhile, club owner Derek Beaumont has hinted the club will begin to invest further in the playing squad following their start to the season.

He said: “John and the team have created a bit of desire in me with their efforts so far. And given that the fans are still turning out in force in support of the team, our income will be above what we projected as a board, when originally settting John’s playing budget.”