Greenwood set for Halifax return


Miles Greenwood’s nightmare year will come to an end today as he makes his return from injury for Halifax.

The full-back will be in the Fax team that takes on Leigh this afternoon, 371 days after suffering a horrific leg injury while playing for Halifax against Featherstone.

He made his return to action in a reserves game against Dewsbury Rams last week and did enough to get the nod from head coach Richard Marshall to feature against the Centurions.

“It’s brilliant news for the club,” said head coach Richard Marshall.

“He’ll be a bit rusty, but I’m looking forward to seeing him play and he’s very excited. It’s fantastic news for him because he’s worked so hard, I really hope he goes well.”

It’s been a slow start to the season for Halifax having won just two of their opening five games this season. A battle with Leigh is a daunting task, but Marshall believes it comes at the right time for the club.

“We’re a bit down at the moment, it’s a bit like the situation we were in last year but I’m not concerned.

“It’s a good fixture for us this week. I don’t think they’ve hit their straps yet and neither have we. We always have good ding dong battles. They have some individuals that are very good, but we’ve also got a good team. They have ambitions and that’s great.”

Fax will be without key players Ben Kaye (concussion) and Scott Murrell (hand) for today’s game.