Lee Radford reveals ‘some’ offers for Castleford Tigers players and has his say on Jamie Shaul’s future

The transfer market is set to close very shortly with clubs attempting to wheel and deal and put the finishing touches to their squads for the rest of the 2022 season.

It has seen a number of deals occur in the last few weeks with the likes of Hull FC bringing in Will Smith, Jack Walker and Josh Simm, Wigan Warriors bringing in Mike Cooper and Warrington Wolves signing the likes of Matty Nicholson and Thomas Mikaele.

Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford has revealed that he has had a number of offers for his players as clubs scramble to get emergency players.

Asked if he has had offers, Radford replied: “Yeah we have had some enquiries particularly from Championship clubs, thy are doing it as tough as anyone,” Radford told¬†BBC Radio Leeds.

“It’s been a funny season in terms of injuries and people on the look out for players at this time of year.”

Radford also revealed that there is a stipulation in the market that does not allow clubs to send players on loan after they have been recalled once.

“Once they go past this next date, you can call them back but they can’t go again past that.

“There is another Easter period coming up of Thursday and then Monday games so we wanted to keep our players.”

Castleford were also linked with Hull FC fullback Jamie Shaul, but Shaul has instead joined Wakefield Trinity. However, the Tigers boss explained he had not even been in for his former player.

“I live two doors away from Shauly, I speak to him daily but there’s no truth in that.”

The Tigers will, however, be without Niall Evalds for likely the rest of the season following that shocking shoulder injury he sustained in the win over Warrington Wolves last weekend.

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