Castleford Tigers man hints at potential short term move

You may have forgotten that this time last year Callum McLelland left Leeds Rhinos after three years to return to Castleford Tigers where he started his career in the club’s academy set up alongside now Hull FC bound Jake Trueman.

But he has had an injury nightmare since he returned to rugby league after a spell in rugby union especially since 2021 after injuries saw him miss the chance of exploiting the injuries to Rob Lui and Luke Gale at Leeds.

Now back fit, he is keen to kick on as he explained as he returns to training with the Tigers as he explained in an interview on the Tigers’ Twitter:

“It’s amazing, it’s been 16 and half months so it’s been a very long time.

“It’s been nice to get a ball in my hands, be amongst the lads and show what I can do. It has been an exciting experience.

“It’s been good to be back, I’m really competitive so that probably hasn’t helped when I should be taking it back but it doesn’t matter if I feel a bit sore.”

He is also keen to get game time as soon as possible. He could play against Featherstone Rovers on New Year’s Eve, a club he played for on Dual Reg for them in 2019 during his time at Leeds.

However, beyond that he hinted that he would be happy to move on loan to another club:

“I just want game time now I’ve not played in so long. My body is holding up and my knee feels good. Try and get those building blocks in place and prove myself again in pre-season, or on loan or at Cas. Wherever it may be.”

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