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Daryl Powell explains why Castleford have played better away than at home

Castleford’s victory over Wakefield last weekend was the Tigers’ first at home since crowds returned.

And, whilst head coach Daryl Powell was thrilled, he has his own thinking as to why his side have performed better away from the Jungle than at home.

“We’ve just been able to pick a better team away from home rather than at home, it’s been crazy at times that you can’t pick a team that you want to select,” Powell said.

“We’ve had to pick too many young guys at the same time and lacked consistency at halfback for most of the season.”

For the first time in a long while, Powell has been able to name an unchanged squad for Thursday’s visit to Hull FC.

“I don’t think it’s happened much for a while, obviously I’m pleased at the minute because we’ve got a reasonably healthy squad.”

The Castleford boss – who will be leaving the club after almost nine years in the job – explained just how great the belief is within the squad that they can go all the way.

“We went away to Leeds and won and away to St Helens and won when nobody gave us a chance and now it’s another away game.

“We’ve got the belief that we can go anywhere and win, so it’s just about consistency and accuracy.

“We’re always a tough team to play against but we’re also in a really good place.”

Powell also refused to be drawn on the £35,000 fine handed out to the club after breaching the RFL Operational Rules.

“I’ve got no comment on that, that’s for the club.”

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