MARTYN Ridyard and Gregg McNally have given Leigh’s 2020 Betfred Championship campaign a double boost by extending their stays at the club.

Both have agreed terms to stay as Centurions until the end of next season.

Ridyard will also celebrate 2020 with a testimonial year granted by the club and the Rugby Football League.

“I’m happy to get the deal done and looking forward to a big year with the lads,” said the 33-year-old goalkicking half back.

“It will be good to work with the new players because John Duffy has put together a really competitive squad with the likes of Ben Hellewell and Danny Addy arriving.

“I am grateful to have my Testimonial granted and I hope it’s a big year for me.”

Ridyard, who last season became only the third player in Leigh’s history after Jimmy Ledgard and John Woods to score 2,000 points for the club, has been challenged to step up by head coach John Duffy.

“As a Leigh lad, Martyn knows where he needs to improve on last year,” said Duffy.

“I’m really pleased he is staying with us. We need to make sure we get him fit.

“We need to look after him and make sure he’s raring to go by the start of the season.

“It was great for the club when Martyn came back last year, especially as a Leigh lad and so I am really pleased he is staying with us.

“And I am sure the supporters and everybody involved in the club will back his events next year and make it one to remember for both Martyn and the club.”

Ridyard has scored 2,008 points for Leigh in 250 games, a tally that includes 80 tries.

McNally, 28, said: “There was only ever one club I wanted to be at next season so I’m delighted to be staying at Leigh. I count myself as an adopted Leyther and my family are very happy here.

“I am looking forward to getting a good pre-season under my belt because I have not had a full pre-season in two years. I’m desperate to improve my fitness and make sure I’m ready for the new season.

“I was frustrated to lose my place at the back end of last season so I will be working hard and want to lay down a marker.”

Duffy added: “Gregg is keen secure his long-term future after he stops playing so in partnership with Leigh College we have come up with a plan for him to coach their team and hopefully oversee a link between us, helping our young players. He’s also going to be studying for a qualification with the college.”