Castleford Tigers have been in an injury crisis for most of the 2022 Super League season.
Add into the mix the suspensions to the likes of Liam Watts and George Lawler and head coach Lee Radford has had to deal with some unprecedented problems in his first year in charge at the Jungle.
That being said, the West Yorkshire club are still in the hunt for a play-off spot and actually occupy fifth – though rival Super League clubs are circling, making Castleford look over their shoulders at the chasing pack.
And, heading into tonight’s fixture against the Catalans Dragons at the Jungle, Radford revealed a number of incidents had taken place on the captain’s run yesterday morning, making his team selection almost impossible for tonight’s fixture against Catalans Dragons.
“It involved four players, just not one incident,” Radford told BBC Radio Leeds.
“I’ve named the team three times and I’ll have to name it again tomorrow.
“There’s been some curveballs thrown at us in the last ten minutes, but there is this cluster of clubs that are all vying for the six are in a very similar position with troops and training done at this time of year.
“It’s going to be a war of attrition for me.
“It’s been eventful, but we’ll see tomorrow. I don’t want to give them (Catalans Dragons) any heads up of what our squad is going to be.”
And, Castleford’s woes may be worsened for tonight with the news that Sosaia Feki has been unable to train this week due to migraines.
“He has suffered with those throughout his career but he’s OK, I suppose. It’s a common theme around here (bad luck). We’ll have to see, we’ll wait and see.”
There isn’t long left now to see what team Radford is actually able to put out!