ADRIAN Lam hopes prince of points Krisnan Inu can continue his purple reign as Leigh prepare for double jeopardy against Sheffield Eagles.

Inu, whose hair colours have been almost as stand out as recent performances, has scored 66 points in Centurions’ last three games.

Thirty of those came in Sunday’s 64-0 whitewash of London Broncos when the ex-NRL and Super League star sported a distinctive purple rinse.

Next up for player and club is Friday’s visit of Sheffield Eagles when a point or better will see Lam’s side once again leapfrog Featherstone to reclaim the Championship’s top spot.

It’s also a dress rehearsal for the team’s home AB Sundecks 1895 Cup semi-final on May 8.

“That’s been coming,” said the Leigh boss of the 35-year-old winger’s latest contribution. “Since he arrived at the club he has been a little bit off in terms of fitness.

“But I have seen his performances improve every week. Rugby League is all about confidence and playing well so, this will do him and our team a massive favour.”

Asked about Inu’s colour choice Lam smiled: “No idea, it was blond the previous week. Whatever is going on between those ears who knows.”

Tom Nisbet, who scored one of Leigh’s 11-tries against Broncos, also paid tribute to the former Catalans and Salford favourite.

“Since joining, he has brought a lot of knowledge and experience,” said the on loan St Helens utility back.

“Working alongside him, he teaches you a lot because he has been there and done it.”

And his team mate’s hair dyes? “I could never do it,” laughed Nisbet. “At 35, he still pulls it off. He does what he wants-no one is going to tell him off.”

Nisbet is more serious about the forthcoming two tests against Mark Aston’s Eagles whose 34-20 win over Newcastle lifted them upto sixth.

“They are two very big games,” he confirmed.“The first is hopefully going to make a statement, prove a point and for us try and put points on them so it will stand us in good stead for the cup.

“It is about trying to knock their confidence for the cup game. But Sheffield are another good side and we need to make sure we bring our A game.”

Nene Macdonald, the Championship’s top try scorer with 10, will be in contention despite rolling his ankle early in victory over London. Joe Wardle and Edwin Ipape could make a return after missing out against the Broncos while Mark Ioane and Chris Green remain on the casualty list.

*Leigh were interested spectators after Wigan cut their losses with former Man of Steel Zak Hardaker.

But the returning Leeds Rhinos star was always set on staying in Yorkshire. So, there was never any realistic prospect of Centurions hi-jacking any kind of deal.

Leigh, however, are expected to boost their promotion push by soon announcing several new recruits.

“I still think Zak has a lot to offer rugby league,” said Lam whose time at Wigan coincided with Hardaker’s move to the DW Stadium.

“He is a champion person but has those demons in him that pop out every now and then.

“We have to make sure he is happy within himself and from there, I guess, his rugby can do the rest of the talking.

“I know Zak personally and spent a fair bit of time with him. So, I think Zak will be okay, Wigan will be okay and rugby league will be okay.”