Andy Last reveals he’s had ‘sleepless nights’ over the relegation fight that Castleford Tigers find themselves in

Castleford Tigers welcome Huddersfield Giants to the Jungle tonight in a game that could see them slip to the bottom of Super League should they lose by 13 points or more, with the resurgent Wakefield Trinity having drawn level with them and piling the pressure on Andy Last.
That’s something that Last is all too aware of as he spoke to the media earlier this week revealing that his Tigers team are desperate for points and all too aware of their situation.
“Two competition points are valuable for us as a team and for us as a club and they’re certainly valuable for me as a coach,” Last told BBC West Yorkshire.
“The enormity of the situation that we find ourselves in is there, the players are aware of it without me having to constantly tell them. They know. Sunday comes and Wakefield win and your phone goes berserk, they’re fully aware and we’ve got to try and alleviate some of that pressure by focusing on what we can control.”

Last reiterated though that he was the man for the job despite some fans online having made calls for change.

“I’ve had plenty of positive messages from people within the game supporting what we’re doing. I’m confident in my ability and I’m confident in what I’ve been delivering. We just need to go out and put a good performance together now.”

He also explained how he’s been affected by the the form, assuring fans that everything had been to ensure they secure a resut against Ian Watson’s Huddersfield tonoght.

“I’m working extremely hard. I’ve had plenty of nights where I’ve not been sleeping, thinking about how we can generate a performance from these guys.

“We’ve done a lot of work this week on, you know, being the best version of themselves and done some motivational stuff with them. Hopefully, we’ll see that comes to fruition on Friday night.”

The Giants are currently on a three game winning streak, the first time they’ve done so this season, and another win would edge them closer to the playoffs with their game in hand against St Helens finally scheduled for next Sunday.