Lee Radford provides captaincy update ahead of his first season as Castleford boss

Lee Radford is heading for his first season in charge of Castleford Tigers, and he cannot wait to get started.

But, one thing that the former Hull FC head coach must sort out is who will be named captain.

That honour previously fell to Michael Shenton, but the ex-Tigers retired at the end of the 2021 season and is now a coach – ironically – at Hull FC.

Radford, however, is hoping that someone puts his head above the parapet and makes it easy for him.

“You’re looking at who stands up in a meeting and who’s selfish and who isn’t,” Radford told BBC Radio Leeds.

“You’re looking at these make up of personalities and the gut feeling on who you can rely on and who will bang the drum for you when you’re not in there.

“That will evolve in the next few weeks.”

The 42-year-old also admitted that his current crop of Castleford players are an older playing squad and revealed whether or not he would be looking down the co-captain route.

“We’re not a young group, there’s some games amongst those players.

“It’s (co-captaincy) something that’s been done previously, but I’m hoping someone really stands up heads and shoulders above the rest.”

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