Star players back in 19-man squad for Castleford’s big date with Trinity

Greg Eden, back in the Castleford squad after injury.
Greg Eden, back in the Castleford squad after injury.

Castleford Tigers have been handed a big boost ahead of their potential history making game against Wakefield Trinity on Thursday with the return of three first team stars from injury.

Daryl Powell’s 19-man squad to take on Wakefield at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle includes Junior Moors, Greg Eden and Andy Lynch who replace Gadwin Springer, Joel Monaghan and Tom Holmes.

Eden was given the go-ahead to return to full training yesterday after his shoulder injury, but will have to pass a fitness test in order to play.

A win or a draw will see the Tigers guaranteed as winners of the 2017 League Leaders Shield and head coach Daryl Powell said: “We are obviously in a great position and right in the middle of a Super 8s competition that could turn into one of the biggest years in the club’s history.

“We are mindful of everything that is in front of us and it is important that we keep our feet on the ground but it is also vital that we enjoy the challenges and experiences that are coming up on a weekly basis.

“There should be a big crowd in what is one of the best places to play Rugby League in the world on Thursday night and there is no doubt that the atmosphere will be one that the players of both teams will remember for a very long time to come.”

The Mend-A-Hose Jungle will be packed to the rafters as everyone wants to be there to watch the game that could see the Tigers make history, having never been League Leaders in the club’s 91 year history. Limited tickets are currently still available to buy at the Tigers Den club shop in Carlton Lanes.

Castleford Tigers ‘ 19-man squad: 8. Matt Cook, 5. Greg Eden, 34. Alex Foster, 7. Luke Gale, 1. Zak Hardaker, 25. Jy Hitchcox, 11. Oliver Holmes, 8. Andy Lynch, 14. Nathan Massey, 12. Mike McMeeken, 9. Paul McShane, 10. Grant Millington, 13. Adam Milner, 2. Greg Minikin, 17. Junior Moors, 16. Ben Roberts, 15. Jesse Sene-Lefao, 4. Michael Shenton, 3. Jake Webster.