Zak Hardaker believes Castleford coach Daryl Powell can help take his game to a new level.
A loan move for Hardaker from Leeds to Cas for the 2017 season has been confirmed.
Hardaker is excited to renew his relationship with Powell, who he was previously under at Featherstone.
“I’m delighted to be at Cas; since Daryl (Powell) took over he has taken them to a different level and they play a real attractive style of football that I think will suit me,” he told The Yorkshire Post.
“Daryl brought me up as a kid at Featherstone more or less,” he said.
“It was a massive influence him being here.
“He knows me personally as well as professionally and that was important – working for a coach who I think could develop my game further but also knows me well as a person.”