Derek Beaumont makes bold claim about what “success” looks like for Leigh in 2023

Derek Beaumont has underlined what success would look like for Leigh Leopards in 2023.

The newly named club who were the Leigh Centurions when they earnt promotion picked up their first win of the season last week against Hull KR.

This week they host Champions St Helens and thus Beaumont was invited onto the Red Vee YouTube channel where he stated they don’t think about the word bottom.

He said: “I’m not now sitting here arrogant saying we won’t finish bottom, we don’t even talk about the word bottom in the club but there’s nothing certain. Do I think we look stronger than some other teams? I do.”

When asked about his ambitions this year, he initially joked: “We’re a concert venue now, getting Elton John singing ‘I’m Still Standing’ on the pitch on the last day of the season, that’s it. It’s done.”

He would then go on to say he would like to see his side at Wembley or in the top six but knows that this season is “about building.”

He said: “Being serious though success this year is about building the club to a better place, that’s what I’ll measure it on. But on the field for me a big success would be finishing in the top six or managed to make a semi-final or final of the Challenge Cup.”

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