Salford will be a great challenge says Powell

Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell says Salford Red Devils will provide a great challenge tonight as the two teams face each other in the Betfred Super League Super 8s.

Salford have been beaten in the Challenge Cup semi-final as well as the first round of the Super 8s and will be looking to get back on track when they take on the Tigers at the AJ Bell Stadium.

They’re a wounded animal and Powell has praised the Red Devils’ battling attitude in a tough couple of weeks.

“They’re a good side they’ve lost a couple of games recently obviously but they’ve been games they’ve been fighting hard,” said the Tigers coach.

“They’ve just been in a Challenge cup semi-final that Wigan ended getting over the top of them in we know ourselves cup semi-finals can create all sorts of difficulties around them – win or lose.

“It’s been tough for them but they’re still battling they’ve been level going into the second halves of games then teams have got away from them a little bit towards the backend.

“They’ll be a great challenge for us and we’re mindful that we’ll have to be at our best to get over the top of them.”