Castleford Tigers boss Lee Radford names team and is forced into big changes after key men pull out with injury

Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford has been forced into big changes after a number of key men pull out with injury.

Paul McShane is to step into the halves with Danny Richardson missing whilst Alex Sutcliffe comes into the centres with Cheyse Blair and Sosaia Feki both injured and Jake Mamo still nursing a head knock.

There was a bizarre training incident at the Jungle yesterday which has cut Radford’s side to ribbons.

George Lawler and Adam Milner also come into the starting line-up, with Liam Watts’ ban also making it hard work for the Tigers.

Radford revealed that a number of incidents had taken place on the captain’s run yesterday morning, making his team selection almost impossible for tonight’s fixture against Catalans Dragons.

“It involved four players, just not one incident,” Radford told BBC Radio Leeds.

“I’ve named the team three times and I’ll have to name it again tomorrow.

“There’s been some curveballs thrown at us in the last ten minutes, but there is this cluster of clubs that are all vying for the six are in a very similar position with troops and training done at this time of year.

“It’s going to be a war of attrition for me.

“It’s been eventful, but we’ll see tomorrow. I don’t want to give them (Catalans Dragons) any heads up of what our squad is going to be.”

One of those who isn’t involved in the starting line-up is Sosaia Feki, with Radford confirming yesterday that he suffers with migraines.

“He has suffered with those throughout his career but he’s OK, I suppose. It’s a common theme around here (bad luck). We’ll have to see, we’ll wait and see.”

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