Castleford Tigers coach Andy Last has confirmed that the club have money to spend in the transfer market as they look to rekindle their season.
Speaking on BBC Radio Leeds, Last said:
“Well there’s three strands to it, you’ve got to have the money – which we’ve got. Then you’ve got to identify the player, we’ve identified a couple of players but they’ve knocked us back. You’ve got to get all three aligned and it’s a challenge.”
He confirmed that the club are looking for players but are facing a number of stumbling blocks:
“We’re looking at players, we’re looking everywhere but I sound a bit like a broken record answering this question in that the answer tends to be the same.
“The salary cap in the NRL is so high which means that the lower end of their player pool are commanding massive massive salaries which teams over here haven’t got.
“Then the market over in Super League, teams are busted with bodies bruised so they’re reluctant to let their players out.
“We are looking everywhere but we need to make sure it’s the right decision that will improve the team, not only strengthening numbers, but improving the team.
“We are looking but at the moment nothing has fit the bill.”