LEIGH Leopards head coach Adrian Lam describes Saturday’s show down at Hull KR as “like a final for us.”

Leopards travel to Craven Park on a four-game unbeaten run and Lam believing his team is a “completely different beast” to the one beaten 26-14 by Rovers in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals on April 13.

But he acknowledges the size of the task against a team defeated only once on home soil in Super League this season.

“It is a massive challenge,” said Lam. “But we understand what is in front of us and we are preparing the best we can to cause an upset.

“It is a difficult place to go and win and a lot of clubs struggle there. They are a team that can bully you if physically you don’t turn up.

“So, we have got to have courage and play tough and brave. It is a pity we can’t go up there with a full-strength team.

“But the 17 we pick will certainly give their all.” Leigh remain five points behind sixth placed Salford who host bottom of the table London Broncos on Sunday. Fourth placed Rovers are two points better off.

Ex Rovers forward Robbie Mulhern is Leigh’s biggest injury concern with a suspected torn calf while Ben McNamara will be given until captain’s run to prove his fitness from a hamstring strain.

Skipper John Asiata has undergone a knee clean-up operation and is set to miss another month. Gareth O’Brien is another week away from his own return after suffering a torn calf.

“Mulhern has been a big part of our success,” agrees Lam. “There have only been two games where he and Tom Amone have started together.

“And we are a completely different beast when they both start.”

Former KR forward Frankie Halton and Brad Dwyer are available for selection after escaping bans this week.

Halton and Dwyer were charged with Grade B dangerous contact and tripping charges respectively by the Match Review Panel but were only fined £250.

Saturday’s fixture could see Ryan Hall finally match or even better Danny McGuire’s Super League record of 247 tries.

He has been marooned on 246, missing out as Rovers thumped London Broncos 64-14 last Sunday.

Josh Charnley took the opportunity to close the gap to seven on Hall with Leigh’s first try in their 16-10 win at Huddersfield Giants last Friday.

*While his own situation has been settled speculation still surrounds the future of some of his squad, including second row Kai O’Donnell, linked with an end of season switch to North Queensland Cowboys.

“It is the policy of the club not to make comment on any player staying or going at this point,” said Lam shrugging off the strong rumour.