RYAN Brierley plays the final game of his month loan spell when Leigh Centurions face Widnes Vikings in the Betfred Championship’s Summer Bash at Blackpool on Sunday.

Brierley has scored two tries and kicked six goals in only two appearances since returning to his first club from Toronto Wolfpack.

He featured on the winning side on both occasions and coach John Duffy hopes that record continues when the derby rivals play the seventh and final game of the two-day festival at Bloomfield Road.

But Duffy also hopes for a more committed, collective effort from his squad after its 30-12 Good Friday defeat at the Halton Stadium.

“It’s the last one for Ryan his weekend,” confirmed Duffy.

“So, it’s a big week for us to try and keep hold of him.

“We will be doing all we can,” added the Centurions boss ahead of the fifth successive Bash event on the Fylde coast.

And he’s expecting a tough game against opponents who pushed Super League high flyers, Wakefield, close in last week’s Challenge Cup sixth round tie.

“We didn’t give the right account of ourselves and I thought Widnes were outstanding,” he said of the teams’ Easter meeting.

“They knew it was a derby game but for some unknown reason to us as staff, our players didn’t understand the concept of playing against your rivals.

“Widnes did a good number on us and we have got to turn up in a different frame of mind.

“I thought they were superb against Wakefield and could have nicked a win there. So, they will come with their tails up and it should make for a really good game.”

Summer Bash timetable:

Saturday: Toronto v Toulouse (1.15pm), Rochdale v Swinton (3.30pm), Featherstone v York (5.45pm), Bradford v Halifax (8pm).

Sunday: Barrow v Sheffield (1pm), Batley v Dewsbury (3.15), Leigh v Widnes (5.30).