There has been much speculation about where Jake Trueman will play in 2022, but he confirmed in Castleford’s pre-match press conference against Hull KR that he will be at the Jungle next season.
“I’m not too sure yet beyond next season; obviously, I’ve got next year at Cas, but I’m not too sure about beyond that,
“I’m looking forward to winning something in Daryl’s last year – there is a big realisation that we could do something.”
The return of fans for Castleford’s home game against Hull KR is one which the halfback can’t wait for.
“It sort of feels like a new start and a new season; it’s a bigger occasion and it’s been well over a year since we had fans and it should be a big game.
“My mum and dad are coming over and should be looking forward to seeing me play – they used to come to every game.
“The fans add 2% to you, and it lifts you in the tough part of the game.”
Trueman knows about the threat that KR pose, having only just scraped past them in a Challenge Cup fixture earlier in the yea.
“We know that Hull KR are a different side; they are unstructured and hard to deal with – they tore us apart in that first half of the Challenge Cup game.
“Their outside backs are really strong with the likes of Ryan Hall coming in – he’s a big unit out wide and we’ve got to be on it this week.”
The Castleford halfback knows his side can still improve despite winning six games from seven in 2021.
“I feel like I’m going alright – pretty steady, but we as a team haven’t really hit our straps yet.
“We are grinding wins out and hopefully we can improve.
“We’ve been poor in parts of games this season, so there’s a lot more to come from us this year.”