Marshall insists Leigh are favourites in Fax clash

Halifax head coach Richard Marshall believes his side will have to perform at their very best if they are to inflict further misery on Leigh.

Fax entertain the struggling Centurions at The Shay looking to send out a statement of intent after defeats to Featherstone and Toronto in the opening rounds of the season.

They’re looking to do that at the expense of Leigh, who have endured a woeful start and have managed just one win in their opening five games.

However, Marshall insists each individual in his side will have to perform at their best to do that.

“For us to be competing with the likes of Leigh we will have to be our best,” he said.

“If we do that we have a shout of winning the game. We’re still not playing the way we can and below average at the moment.

“It’s the second periods when they’ve been falling away but the Championship does that. You can’t relax, it’s a very competitive competition and it’s probably surprised a few of their guys.”

Despite warning his side of the difficulties ahead, he believes their perseverance could be key.

“It’s not about what you spend or who you’ve got in the team, it’s about what you’re prepared to do for the team and the person either side of them and we’ve got character in abundance.

“Leigh will be better than last week, so it all makes for a good game doesn’t it? I don’t make us favourites though.”