Castleford Tigers boss Lee Radford reveals star could have played last game for club following cruel blow

Castleford Tigers have been doing it tough in 2022 so far with injuries.

Lee Radford has had to tinker with his side on a consistent basis and last night’s home win over Catalans Dragons was no different with Paul McShane slotting into the halves in the absence of Danny Richardson.

With Liam Watts banned, George Lawler came into the pack, but there was also no Sosaia Feki on the teamsheet either.

And, after Radford had confirmed that he had been suffering with migraines during the week, the former Hull FC boss revealed that his season is done and dusted.

“It looks like his (Sosaia Feki)season is finished,” Radford told BBC Radio Leeds. “With what’s gone on previously, it’s a tough one to take.”

Radford also hailed how he was actually able to get a team out following the wreck of injuries Castleford currently have.

“Some blokes played with painkilling injections and I’m praying it’s not set them back for next week or beyond.

“Paul McShane epitomised the performance for us because he was out of position and that’s not something we want to continue with but it was unbelievable effort from him.

“Some of the efforts the boys put in, having to scramble like they did, was pretty special.

“I’ve just told them that, if we can continue to turn up with that attitude towards defending, we will do OK this year.”

The Tigers eventually ended up running out 18-8 winners over the Dragons with Gareth O’Brien and Greg Eden dotting down with O’Brien kicking five goals.

Catalans, meanwhile, had to rely on two tries from Sam Tomkins and Joe Chan, but with no conversions, made it hard for themselves to get back into proceedins.

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