LEIGH Centurions will take a three-point lead at the top of the Betfred Championship with victory at Sheffield Eagles on Friday night.

But centre Ed Chamberlain wants to turn a seemingly two-horse race for Super League between Centurions and Featherstone into a one-horse certainty.

“We don’t want to be making it a close contest,” said the Irish international, back from a Wolfhounds training camp last weekend.

“We want to be dead certain that we are the ones going up into Super League.

“Even though we are top, it is still tight.

“All it takes are one or two slip ups and it’s back to what it was previously.”

Leigh return to action at Olympic Legacy Park looking for a 12th straight win in all competitions, a run that has seen players like John Asiata, Edwin Ipape, Tom Amone and latterly, Blake Ferguson come to the fore.

Chamberlain has been one of the team’s unsung heroes and he remains happy to go under the radar.

“I am just happy I am injury free, and the team is going well,” he said.

“I couldn’t ask for anything more

“At the start of the year we were down on numbers but as players have come in, they have brought something new to add to the team.

“We have not taken a backward step. Training sessions are always an improvement on the week before. Lammy is very big on details and always strives to be better.

“I have watched John play Origin and that was great but to play alongside him, you can see the class he has. Someone like Edwin is a raw rugby player.”

And what is it like playing inside former Australian Test star Ferguson?

“I am just happy I don’t have to tackle him; he is a big man,” laughed Chamberlain.

“He’s been there and done it so to have him alongside, passing on stuff is a massive help.”

Winger Krisnan Inu has escaped a ban after being sent-off in Centurions’ previous win over Featherstone which gave Lam’s side top spot and chance to consolidate at Sheffield.

Chamberlain was joined by Keanan Brand in Ireland’s training camp at Rochdale while Leigh youngster Luis Roberts won his first cap in Wales’ 34-10 defeat to France.

Meanwhile former Leigh loanee Jack Ashworth, currently at Huddersfield Giants, has joined Featherstone on a short-term loan deal.