LEIGH maybe rock bottom of Super League but recent recruit Rob Butler reckons his new team mates are anything but down in the dumps.

And the England Knights forward can’t wait to help them register a first win of the season, potentially against parent club Warrington and Wire’s marquee signing, George Williams.

After making the switch on a two-week, roll on loan deal prop Butler should have made his Centurions debut at Hull FC last Sunday.

But the Black and Whites’ Covid-19 troubles forced the late postponement, and a new date has yet to be confirmed.

Leigh’s next game is against Wire on Thursday, July 22, the first of five home fixtures from the club’s next six matches.

Head coach Kurt Haggerty has confirmed ex London Bronco Butler is eligible to tackle Warrington for whom he has featured four times in 2021.

“I know quite a few of the lads from London,” said the Kent born front row of his connections with Matty Gee, Ben Hellwell, Mark Ioane and Nathan Mason.

“But even though I haven’t been here long I have found a real welcoming environment.

“They have got real good spirit, they work hard for each other so you can’t knock them for that. If they stick at it, they can definitely be on their way.

“The coach is class and the whole set-up is really tight knit.

“I was excited by the prospect of playing at Hull. “I play rugby-that is all I want to do. That’s my job title, isn’t it?

“But with the world as it is now with Covid, these things can’t be helped.”

Butler, 23, last played for Warrington in their 22-16 home defeat by Leeds on July 5.

Described by Wire coach Steve Price as “a big bopper” Butler should certainly stiffen up Leigh’s pack.

“I like to bring some aggression up the middle; a bit of power,” he acknowledged.

“I can show them what I have got, they can show me what they have got and we can all bounce off each other.”

“I was keen to get here and get some game time. Besides, I have just bought a house in Leigh which is just a five-minute walk to training.”

Leigh have loaned Huddersfield’s former St Helens forward, Jack Ashworth. Nathan Peats and Nathaniel Peteru have moved in the opposite direction.

And as part of freshening up their squad when the fight against relegation resumes, Leigh have been strongly linked with NRL pair, back rower Sam Stone (Gold Coast Titans) and Cronulla Sharks’ winger, Nene Macdonald.