JOHN Duffy is in the market for at least six more players to complete his new look Leigh squad.

Centurions announced a raft of new faces last week including brothers, Iain and Andy Thornley plus Luke and Toby Adamson.

There are more on the way as Duffy looks to put together the most competitive squad possible despite the constraints of time and budget.

“We are still in the market for new players,” he told Journal Sport. “We probably need six or seven more bodies.

“We are chatting to agents and players so hopefully we will get things done and as smoothly as possible and them sorted

“But there is also the other side you don’t want to rush into anything and not get the quality. We have to make sure we get the right person.

“The Championship gets tougher every year. If you are not accustomed to it and you have a large amount of your squad not used to it, you are going to struggle.

“We have gone for lads who have been there and done it and worn the tee shirt but also who have some quality.”

Other players also confirmed include: ex Centurions favourite Jonny Pownall, Andy Bracek, Stefan Marsh, Sam Brooks and Mitch Cox.

Duffy and the club are committed to recruiting players with as strong a Leigh link as possible.

He hasn’t ruled out the occasional overseas signing but added: ”We are not looking that way as of yet.

“I don’t think we will ever shut the door on that kind of signing. But we want to make sure we have the nucleus of lads from around the area and lads who know the league.

“Hopefully, we can get the remainder of the squad boxed off in the next week or so and progress from there.”

On the signing of 27-year-old former Wigan, Salford, Hull KR and Catalans back, Duffy added: “We have got a good one there.

“He probably doesn’t know how good a talent he is. He will be brilliant for us this year and will enjoy playing in front of our crowds at Leigh.”

Leigh have announced Hilltop Products Ltd as main home and away shirt sponsors for 2019 and confirmed the town crest has been incorporated into the design. The Club as again teamed up with kit manufacturers Kukri.

Commercial Director Jason Huyton said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Kukri and equally delighted with the design of our home and away kits, the latter which will be revealed in the New Year.

“Hilltop Products are our main shirt sponsor and this is again a classic example of a sponsor uplifting their investment in the Club year on year which is needed more than ever now the Club can no longer rely on the substantial investment from Derek (Beaumont).

“This announcement continues the tremendous support from Steve Hill and his daughter Rebecca.

“Steve, in particular, has offered unwavering support during the off season and during our conversations he has always maintained he would continue to support the Club even in the darkest moments of uncertainty.”