Leigh Centurions captain Micky Higham has admitted that despite achieving so much throughout his career, promotion to Super League with his hometown club would rank near the top of all he’s done in the sport.
Higham leads Leigh into battle in the Qualifiers next week looking to guide the Centurions into Super League, following a middle eight campaign last year which gravely disappointed, with Leigh only winning one of their seven games.
But Higham admits Leigh are refocused and ready to take on the challenge once again in 2016 – insisting everything is in place for them to force their way into the elite.
“It would certainly be up there in terms of what I’ve done,” he told TotalRL.
“I’m a Leigh lad and I used to go watch them play in the top division playing teams like Wigan and St Helens, and to captain them now and get them into Super League it would rank as one of the best achievements of my career.
“It can’t come quick enough; we want to get cracking straight away and I’m very proud to lead these boys into battle with a chance of making Super League.
“I believe we’re good enough to finish above at least one Super League team. The acquisitions we’ve been brought in have been playing regularly in Super League teams, our facilities are great and our squad is capable of playing in Super League. Everything is there it’s just a case of putting it into practice and getting the business done.”
Higham admits he’s not really considering permutations and the amount of wins required to get promotion: he wants the Centurions to try and win every single game they play – starting with next weekend’s game against London.
He said: “I’ve not thought about how many gets you in.
“People say if you beat all the Championship teams you give yourselves a good chance but we want to beat every team, why not? Lets go for that. We’ve got plenty of time to prepare for London, we’ll see how that pans out and we’ll go from there.”