Leigh Centurions sit at the top of the league following a good run of form which saw them win 40-18 at Dewsbury last week. Coach Neil Jukes said: “I thought we were excellent up to probably 72 minutes on the clock. The key for us is that during our poor spells, not going to the bottom of the trough. It is trying to keep within that range of what is deemed acceptable.
“In every game there have been big periods where we have been excellent and big periods where we have been poor. We’ve got to find that bit of consistency so that we can get through the bigger games better. Across the board we probably just need that bit more consistency individually and ultimately that will help us as a team. “
Whitehaven have had a week off due to the postponement of their home game against London Broncos. Coach James Coyle said:“The way the pitch was and the state of our lads after the Easter weekend, I think having the week off was probably a blessing in disguise. We could have been busted going to Leigh but the week off has probably done us good because we could focus on this weekend.
“We’ve got no excuses, we’ve got to turn up with some good energy and give ourselves a chance by being enthusiastic and throwing what we can at Leigh.”
Wing Elliot Miller is out with a dislocated shoulder but John Paul Brocklebank is back in contention.