Speaking during pre-season, Lee Radford has addressed what went wrong for the Castleford Tigers in 2022 and how thing should be different this season.
“I say we were underdone last season,” Radford said on Tigers’ TV, “What I mean by that is the likes of Jordan Turner had hardly any pre-season, Paul McShane missed three quarters of pre-season, as did Adam Milner.
“We were physically underdone in terms of reps on the training field because they were returning to the field.
“Fortunately there is only Callum McLelland in that position at the moment.”
This time around, the Tigers are enjoying “a steady progression” in pre-season:
“I think there has been a steady progression. I think one advantage this time around, it wasn’t wholesale changes.
“The standard is getting better, this time round we’ve doing 13 on 13 more often.”
He also gave an update on McLelland:
“Really disappointing, he signed him on the impression that he would be back last April. To lose another half for the season was disappointing, then it was all systems go for this year.
“We need a progression in him.
“It’s one of them, I don’t want to predict something and it doesn’t come off.
“With Danny Richardson being out for the season with his injury, we’re short in that position already.”