FRANKIE Halton is determined to make up for lost time after a successful, yet frustrating, comeback from injury in Super League’s longest game.

Halton’s Leopards debut was cut short by a pectoral muscle tear against Warrington last May.

Even though his comeback against Huddersfield Giants spanned three days, because of the fixture’s bizarre outcome, he received less game time than anticipated.

So, Halton is raring to go on Friday when Adrian Lam’s side look to complete a hat-trick of wins this campaign over reigning Super League and World Champions, St Helens.

‘Because of what happened, it probably limited the number of minutes I had expected,” confirmed the 27-year-old Leyther.

“But it was still exciting to get back out there. The surgeon said I would be out for a minimum three months.

“But I did a lot of rehab and I was always aiming for the Huddersfield game to come back.

“Hopefully, now there are three more matches to top up my match fitness levels before the play-offs.

“The League Leaders’ (Shield) may have gone but a top four finish and a home semi-final is the aim to put ourselves into a good position going into the play-offs.”

“I am a big fan of Frankie and worked hard to get him here,” said Lam, expected to make minimal changes to face in-form Saints.

“He added his own X factor into our team at the weekend and showed good signs in the minimum time he was on, including an offload to get us a try.”

On Leigh’s trip to the Totally Wicked Stadium Lam said: “Saints have found some form in the last couple of weeks and coming off the semi-final loss to us in the Challenge Cup they will still be motivated.

“For us, it is about making sure we go there with our strongest team and keep our performance levels up.”

There are slight injury concerns over Josh Charnley-now Leigh’s record seasonal top flight try scorer after his double in the 34-16 win over Giants- and John Asiata (calf).

Lam also confirmed centre Ricky Leutele is halfway through his recovery from disc fusion surgery and won’t make a comeback before next season.

Half back Ben Reynolds has been linked with an end of season switch to Championship leaders Featherstone.

“It has been ongoing with Ben and clubs have come in and negotiated with him,” confirmed Lam.

“We continue to talk to him about that and some sort of decision will be made either way in the next couple of weeks.”

Another piece of silverware could be on display at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday (kick-off 2pm) as Leopards’ Ladies host second placed Barrow Raiders Ladies.

Victory will secure the Betfred Women’s Super League group two Minor Premiership title plus automatic promotion.

“Kieron Purtill has done an amazing job, putting the squad together and building momentum through the season,” said Lam.

“You can see the girls are playing for each other every week and that’s been inspiration to our first team.

“We have talked about them a lot, many of the players will be supporting them this Sunday and we wish them all the best.”