SOME of the early reaction to Leigh Centurions' successful application to be Super League's 12th club in 2021.

> Watch how the Centurions players reacted to the news

And some of the reaction on our Leigh Journal Facebook page:

Racheal Haselden: Absolutely elated, lad was at school, but I can imagine him shouting out loud just like the hubby did hahaha

John Holding: Just what we deserve for all the hard work everyone did god bless you all

Sharon Hunter: Absolutely brilliant news we need this now even more than ever well done

Anthony Crowther: Absolutely made up get in up the leythers

Beverley Piddington-Parr: Proper giddy!!! Jyst the news the towns been waiting for

Patricia Virr: From a Bradford Bulls fan I say well done to Leigh, the right decision was made and wish you all the luck for your return to Super League. Hopefully the Bulls will return to the big time soon but only when we have rightly earned our place.

Barry Naylor: Ho that's just fantastic a lot of hard work went in to all there hard work welldone

Peter Lawson: Absolutely buzzing we belong there

Jess Stocks: Elated!!! So happy and feel we deserve this!!!

Julie Harvey: Amazing news well deserved to all involved well done LEIGH xx

Darren Keegan: Great news. Up the leythers

Bernie Draper: Absoultely made up n well deserved christmas has come early xx

Mark Smith: Christmas came early, fantastic news for the club, supporters and our town

Steve Speight: Last time you went up, you came straight back, what makes you think this time is different

Leon Markiewka: Well done Leigh...great to see traditional local clubs back in SL hope it goes great for you....best of luck.

Alan Mulqueen: Congratulations Leigh.. (Widnes fan)..

Matt Kearns: Brilliant news

Ron Sutton: Congratulations Leigh and well deserved (Widnes Fan)

Lynne Blackburn: Best Christmas present ever.....Absolutely ecstatic........

Darren Wood: Congratulations Leigh. Good luck in super league! (Bulls fan)

Diane Charnley: Absolutely ecstatic...best Christmas news especially with what 2020 has thrown at everyone 

Nicola Hutchinson: Absolutely over the moon..its very well deserved,best christmas present ever..lots of hard work has gone on behind the scenes and also putting the squad together that is super league ready ... come on leythers let's make this a season to remember xx