Lee Radford admits he was ‘worried’ with Castleford Tigers

Lee Radford took the reins at the Castleford Tigers ahead of the 2022 Super League season.

Instead of a move to the Dallas Jackals in American rugby union, Radford jumped at the opportunity to take over from Daryl Powell at the Jungle.

However, following a dismal run of results – which culminated in just one from six games – the Tigers sat around the bottom of the Super League table.

Since then, Radford and Castleford have turned things around with six wins taking them to sixth in the league as they entered the play-off spots for the first time in 2022.

But, the former Hull FC head coach has admitted he was ‘worried’ with how his side were faring at the beginning of the season with the increasing number of suspensions and injuries.

“I still feel like there is some more in us,” Radford told BBC West Yorkshire Sport.

“The start we got off to and the injures and suspensions over those six games was scary and I was worried how that was going to go – if the suspensions would continue – what team would we put out.

“Thankfully that’s all settled down and even on the injury front we look to be a lot healthier.”

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