Micky Higham is aiming to help carry Leigh to Super League before hanging his boots up at the end of the season.

Higham announced this evening his plans to finish as a player after the play-offs, more than a year out of coming out of retirement to assist the club.

He said: “The time has come to call time on my playing career.

“To be able to live my dream for 20 years and now finish on my terms is something I could not have dreamed of.

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“I had the privilege to play for some great clubs and great players and play for my country, and met some friends for life.

“But the end of this season is the right time to start my next chapter in life.

“I’ve loved every minute of it, well nearly every minute, but all good things come to an end.

“I hope I can have a fairytale finish with Leigh this year in the play-offs, but, regardless, had a blast.

“Massive thanks to my wife Kate for putting up with me through the highs and the lows, she’s been a rock.

“And thanks to my two boys, Harry and Alex, for supporting me and being my number one fans.

“So here’s to the next 20 years – thanks everyone for your support.”