Leigh will top the Betfred Championship table tonight by avoiding defeat against Dewsbury Rams at Leigh Sports Village (kick-off 8pm).

But head coach Adrian Lam insisted: “For us, the focus is about bouncing back from last weekend.

“It is about us and our performance; the rest will take care of itself.”

However, a returning to winning ways after the disappointment of a 24-18 Challenge Cup defeat at Hull KR, will lift Centurions one point clear of Featherstone-who don’t play until Sunday-at the Championship summit.

“I haven’t spoken to the team about the extra pressure or what people are saying,” added Lam of the rivalry with Rovers who have boosted their squad with acquisition of full-back Mark Kheirallah from Toulouse Olympique.

“We have got to make sure we are ticking the boxes along the way so when the big games come we deliver a brand of rugby that will get us victory.

Leigh have won their last 12 meetings against the Rams-a run dating back from 2013 when the Yorkshire side won 24-22.

In three of the last six meetings, the Rams haven’t managed a point. The visitors currently sit third bottom of the table with a solitary victory from six outings.

“Even though Dewsbury are not doing well on the ladder, they have got some really good players,” added Lam.

“But I am looking forward to the team responding from the defeat at Hull KR by performing well on Friday night.”

Krisnan Inu is line for a home debut after his appearances at Halifax and Craven Park while Wigan dual registration capture James McDonnell returns after being cup tied.

“I think all of us walked into the sheds knowing we could have done better,” said Inu of Leigh’s Challenge Cup exit “I felt we could have scored way more points than we did. But there were a few missed opportunities and key moments in the game.

“But I think we have a Super League team with our set-up, the players and the coaching staff. The main reason I signed was to help the club achieve its goal.”

Inu, 35, says his spell as a part-time player with French side Lezignan: “Gave me more appreciation for the game and more appreciation for my family.

“Mentally and spiritually mentally it was good. I didn’t realise what I had before when I was over here playing Super League.”

Lam confirmed forwards Chris Green (arm) and Mark Ioane (grade two medial ligament strain) remain out of action for another four weeks.

Leigh will host the winners of Sheffield Eagles or Whitehaven for a place in the final of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup.

Eagles and Whitehaven meet in a play-off on the weekend of April 9/10 for the right to visit Leigh Sports Village on the weekend of May 7/8.

Barrow host Featherstone in the second semi-final with the two winners meeting at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as a curtain raiser to the Betfred Challenge Cup on May 28.