Lee Radford addresses Danny Richardson’s future at Castleford Tigers

Danny Richardson has had it incredibly difficult in recent seasons.

After bursting onto the scene with St Helens in 2017, the halfback enjoyed an incredible year, becoming the highest points-scorer in Super League before being dropped by head coach Justin Holbrook.

Richardson was pushed to the periphery with loan spells at Leigh Centurions and Sheffield Eagles suggesting his career at Saints was over.

And, that was confirmed when the halfback made the move to the Castleford Tigers on a permanent deal ahead of the 2020 season.

Since then, Richardson has struggled for form and has had to face horrendous injuries – including a neck problem earlier this year that will never fully heal.

However, in the past two weeks, Richardson has returned to the Castleford first-team line up and has been extremely influential, helping the West Yorkshire club to two wins in two games including a great halfback’s knock against Catalans Dragons yesterday.

The 25-year-old kicked a 40/20 as well as two conversions and the winning drop goal to hand the Tigers a priceless victory in their quest for a play-off spot at the end of the year.

Richardson is, however, out of contract at the end of the season with head coach Lee Radford yet to make a decision on whether or not he will hand the halfback a new deal with the halfback surprisingly linked with Wigan Warriors earlier in the year.

Asked whether a decision has been made yet, Radford said: “Not as yet no; over the next two or three weeks (a decision will be made).

“It’s a funny one because I’ve not seen him play – I’ve only seen him twice.

“He played against Salford and he was only on for 45 minutes, but the last two performances have been really impressive.

“He’s great to have around the place, he is competitive and has that cheeky Widnesian attitude.”

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