Salford Red Devils enter Tiger Town this evening, looking to win a third consecutive Betfred Super League fixture.
Sitting in 5th place, but just two points behind first, Paul Rowley’s side will want to continue their momentum and keep pace with the leading pack.
This is perhaps the closest Super League race ever at the midway point, with virtually every club still looking likely to challenge for a top six spot.
Earlier this season, Shane Wright starred in a 14-6 victory against the same opposition at the Salford Stadium, but they were certainly made to work had for the victory and will have to do the same this evening.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this one:
Andy Ackers is still missing from the 20-man squad after his second consecutive head knock against Hull FC.
Due to strict concussion protocols, he has missed the last two Super League fixtures, but Head Coach, Paul Rowley confirmed he could make a return in the near future.
The only change sees Ellis Longstaff drop out of the squad, with Alex Gerrard still struggling to overcome his knee problem.
Head Coach, Paul Rowley was back on media duties earlier this week and was asked what it will be like for his team to go from St James’ Park, over to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.
In response to a question about how tough it will be mentally for his players, Rowley said: “No, we’re pretty good like that.
“Castleford; they have a good atmosphere, good fans and our fans travel brilliantly wherever we go.
“So, it’s not even on the radar to be honest. We’re going to a very proud, historical club, so we enjoy the venue just as much, but for different reasons.”
You can watch the press conference in full by clicking HERE!
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
There is still time to join us at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle this evening. Pay-on-the-day is available from the Castleford Tigers ticket office upon arrival.