Castleford tie down promising forward to new deal

Drew Darbyshire
Brad Martin Castleford Tigers SWpix

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Castleford forward Brad Martin has signed a new deal that will see him remain with the Tigers until at least the end of the 2024 season.

The 21-year-old has made 20 appearances for Castleford since making his first team debut in 2020.

Martin said: “I’m really pleased that I have signed for another two years. This currently is my third season at the club, and I’m really settled and really enjoying it.

“The main thing for next season is to get the game time and show the coach what I can do. I’ve done well with game time, but obviously next year I want to push on a little bit more.”

Lee Radford impressed with Brad Martin

Martin joins fellow youngsters Jason Qareqare, Sam Hall and Cain Robb in committing his future for a further two years at the Jungle.

Tigers coach Lee Radford said: “I like what Brad brings in terms of his energy and leg speed.

“He is another kid we have at Cas that trains with good intensity and he has benefitted from having the likes of Joe Westerman, and others, in and around him giving him the pointers that a young middle can thrive on.

“When Brad has played, I’ve been very impressed with him, and we want to see him continuously progress well.”

Martin added: “I’ve learnt a lot. Radders has been really good for us and all the players. He’s brought a new spark onto the team this year, you can see that with a couple of the results. It took a while for us all to get to know each other and click but we’ve done that now and we’re looking to kick on.”

Castleford face Leeds on Saturday in the final game of the regular season. Whoever wins will take the sixth and final spot in the play-offs.

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