Castleford Tigers boss Lee Radford makes startling admission as he gives damning news on Danny Richardson

Castleford Tigers took on Salford Red Devils at the Jungle this afternoon, live at Sky Sports.

The Red Devils hit for the first points with a Marc Sneyd goal after George Griffin was found offside and then it was all one-way traffic from Salford after that.

Sneyd finished off a great Brodie Croft make with Ken Sio then cantering over from great Kallum Watkins play.

Jack Ormondroyd scored a brilliant individual try to make it 20-0 before Jake Mamo finally breached the Salford defence and they had another when Greg Eden looped a ball over the top for Derrell Olpherts.

20-10 down at half-time and Castleford had to score first in the second-half.

The second-half was, however, much worse from a Castleford perspective as the Red Devils scored four tries with the Tigers in dismal form.

The pick of the bunch was Croft’s effort as he scampered over from a scrum, but Sneyd had just enough time to bring up the 50.

Losing head coach Lee Radford was disappointed to say the least and admits that he doesn’t know where his side goes from here in trying to get up for the clash with Leeds Rhinos next week.

“I’ll go home as quick as we can,” Radford joked on Sky Sports after the game. “The gulf in quality between the two sides was evident early on. we looked busted and broke, they looked fresh and eager and ready to go.

“I don’t know how to get them up for that game (against Leeds next weekend).”

Radford also admitted that Danny Richardson and Gareth O’Brien will both be absent for that crunch clash against Leeds.

“Both will probably not be available. I’m in training Tuesday and it’s a while since I’ve played halfback!

“We are broke and busted, but we will patch up and go again.”

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