19 Sep 2019

Powell aiming for special performance

Castleford Tigers travel to Warrington Wolves in the Eliminator Game

Castleford Tigers will have to win every game away from home to reach the 2019 Super League Grand Final.  

Daryl Powell’s men are the lowest ranked team in the play-offs after finishing in fifth position, meaning if they beat Warrington in the Eliminator Game, they will still face an away trip in the next game. 

Even if Powell’s side have to travel to Lancashire for their remaining fixtures, he claimed that his team, ‘can do anything we want’, as they aim to reach Old Trafford two-years after losing to Leeds in the Grand Final.

Castleford will face last year’s Grand Final and Challenge Cup finalists, Warrington, who've already a trophy in the cabinet after beating St Helens in the Challenge Cup Final. 

“They’ve [Warrington] been great all year, they won the Challenge Cup, around that time they had a dip in form but they’ve been talking this game up like a knockout. 

“It’s going to be a tough game, we’re away from home in every game, but we’re looking forward to it,” admitted Powell. 

“We threw a lot at Wigan, but there wasn’t enough of it with enough clarity and purpose and accuracy to break them down.

Jake Trueman has been nominated for the Young Player of the Year award, he won the same award last year, and he will be an integral part in Powell’s offence if they are to get past Warrington.

“We want to be more accurate this week and we our kicking game to be better, the past few weeks, we haven’t been good enough to break down the opposition defences. 

“We have to put in some special performances, we’ve got a good squad and players that have been there all year,” said Powell.