LEIGH have signed half-back Jordan Lilley on a month's loan from Super League champions Leeds.

Lilley has made 37 senior appearances for the Rhinos but has yet to feature in Brian McDermott's squad this year and has had previous stints at Hunslet, Featherstone and Bradford.

The Centurions, who have lost four of their first five matches in the Championship, say 21-year-old Lilley is in contention to make his debut for them at Halifax on Sunday.

Leigh chairman Mike Latham said: "When you are in a circle of negativity results-wise, it is hard to break and Jordan's signing gives everyone at the club a big boost.

"With Ben Reynolds being injured last weekend, we had an urgent need for a half-back and we would like to offer our sincere thanks to Gary Hetherington and Brian McDermott at Leeds Rhinos for allowing Jordan to join us.

"If things work out favourably for all parties, there is a possibility the loan deal can be extended."