Lee Radford explains reasons for signing Leeds Rhinos man

Castleford head coach Lee Radford has explained why the club have signed Jack Broadbent.

The 22-year-old England Knights centre arrives in search of regular first-team Super League action after a frustrating time at previous club Leeds Rhinos.

Broadbent arrives after a season on loan at Featherstone Rovers and Tigers head coach Radford has explained the move to the club’s official website.

“Jack is at the right age and right stage of his career to join us here at Cas,” said Radford.

“This is an opportunity for him to springboard personally and hopefully, we are going to reap the rewards of that.

“What he has been doing has been noticed and we are aiming to take that next step with him.”

When the signing was announced it was revealed that Broadbent, who can play numerous positions, has already linked up with his new team and been part of pre-season training.

“I love his utility,” Radford added. “He’s been in training a week and has bounced from one position to another and been at the front of some of the stuff we have done as well – credit where it is due.

“When we’ve come to sign him, I was made aware of his professionalism and how hard he trains, and I’m not disappointed so far.

“I’d say he is a mature kid for his age, again for the group it will hopefully be beneficial for us.”

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