BRANDON Pickersgill has spoken of his excitement ahead of facing off against his old mentor Gregg McNally this weekend – with a fundraiser for Gregg’s wife Rosey also taking place prior to kick-off.

Rosey suffers from Avascular Necrosis, a bone-crippling condition and thanks to the generosity of an anonymous Salford Red Devils supporter – our players and supporters will be holding a raffle prior to the start of tomorrow's clash.

McNally enjoyed a year-long stay in the red, amber and black in 2018 as he and Pickersgill shared full-back duties in the promotion-winning campaign.

Our current number one is quick to highlight the impact McNally had on his career and hopes vital funds can be raised for the Avascular Necrosis Foundation.

“I am looking forward to seeing Gregg, I learnt a lot from him and now I am excited to be playing against him,” said Pickersgill.

“He always gave me tips and helped me out – he improved my game and from watching him I tried to implement what he did into my game.

“Hopefully before kick-off players and supporters can help raise as much money as possible for such a vital cause and hopefully we can hit the target.

“Tomorrow is one of the biggest games of the season for us but we are confident and have taken the positives from the Widnes game.

“Leigh have some great players and a strong squad but so do we and we can be sure both sides will challenge each other.

“It is a game I am really looking forward to – and I know Gregg coming back he will want the win so we need to be on our game.”