Three wins from their remaining five games will confirm Leigh’s debut in the Betfred Super League play-off.

But as Adrian Lam prepares his side to face Hull KR for a fourth time this season and barely two weeks after the heights of Challenge Cup final glory, the Leopards head coach refuses to look too far ahead.

Leigh travel to Craven Park (kick-off 8pm) in fourth position, six points clear of the next three teams, Warrington, Salford and Rovers, and with a greater points difference.

“We have five games to go and that will pass really quickly,” says Lam. “We’ve got games against Saints and Wigan who are round the same position as us. So, it is probably going down to the wire at the very end.”

Leigh’s remaining four fixtures after the trip to east Hull are: September 1 Huddersfield (h), September 8, St Helens (a), September 15, Wakefield (h) and September 22, Wigan (h).

Leigh lost ground on a possible top two finish with a battling 30-14 post Wembley defeat to Catalans last Saturday. Leading 14-12 at half-time and with two Dragons sin binned, Leopards conceded 18 unanswered second half points.

“This may take another week or two to sort out,” admitted Lam. “But when we find our way again, we will be back on to where we need to be.

“The emotional connection is the concern here but I am going to protect the players. When they are right to go again, I will be there with them.”

Unable to play against Rovers at Wembley, Olly Gildart is eligible to face the side he will join and start pre-season training with later this year.

Leopards major doubt is winger Josh Charnley who damaged his ribs in defeat to Catalans.

The match review panel had a busy time re-visiting Leigh’s loss to Catalans but only one player collected a suspension.

Dragons’ hooker Micky McIlorum received a single game suspension for late contact on John Asiata.

However, Mike McMeeken and Julien Bousquet each received fines of £250 for Grade B challenges on the Leopards skipper.

Lachlan Lam, Tom Briscoe and Edwin Ipape escaped any punishment for their offences of use of knee, tripping and late contact.

*Leopards’ owner Derek Beaumont has welcomed RL Commercial’s decision to negotiate exclusive TV rights with current broadcasters, Sky.

The deal with run to the end of the 2026 season with every Super League game televised live and video referees appointed for every match.

“There are real and positive achievements in these negotiations which will prove to be extremely valuable, in particular the availability of every game to be broadcast live and accessed all over the world,” said Mr Beaumont.

• With two home games remaining, Leigh Leopards’ women top Super League II; their latest performance bringing a 28-20 win over Salford at Twist Lane. Kieron Purtill’s side lead Barrow and Featherston by a point.