We won’t be taking Dons lightly, says Leigh star

Leigh forward Jake Emmitt insists the Centurions will not be underestimating the ability of Doncaster – their first opponents in the Championship play-offs – when they lock horns this Sunday.

The Dons were one of only two sides to inflict defeat on the league leaders in 2014 (the other being Leeds Rhinos in the cup) and Emmitt does not want a repeat.

“Doncaster are a good side,” he said.

“They had a bit of a dip in form against Batley Bulldogs, who were fighting for their play-off place. They have a lot of players we have to keep an eye on. We will not be taking them lightly.

“We have had tricky games in our last two matches and our defence has been really strong – we have gained confidence from our defence in the last two games.

“It is a bit of a Catch 22 – if you have an easy game prior to the play-offs then you can go into the play-offs underdone, but you have tough games then you could find it tough in the play-offs.

“We have to be ready for knockout rugby – we have got what we wanted from the league campaign.

“Leigh is a club that is moving forward. These are exciting times for us. There is a massive feelgood factor around the place, and the whole way the club is run is fantastic.

“We feel like we are moving in the right direction. There is good camaraderie around the town and the feeling that we are building something special.”