Andy Lynch hopes to edge closer to a final season swansong at Wembley when Castleford visit Hull in the last eight of the Challenge Cup on Sunday.
The Super League leaders have been in scintillating form in 2017, but with Hull one of only three sides that have defeated the Tigers this season Lynch knows his side face a difficult test.
“It’s always tough going to the KCOM stadium and it’ll be no different this week,” said Lynch.
“Last time we played there they beat us with twelve men and that was our worst performance of the season, we’ve definitely got a point to prove.
“Everybody keeps saying how well we’re doing and at the moment we’ve got that cushion in Super League, but the Challenge Cup is a different kettle of fish – you lose a game and that’s you out of the competition.
“It’s the old cliche that it’s all to play for on Sunday – we’d love to be in that semi-final draw but on the other hand Hull will be exactly the same, they’re last year’s champions so they’ll want to regain the trophy.
“We know we have to be on our game and try and combat everything they’re going to try and throw at us.
“When you’re younger you dream of walking out at Wembley in front of a massive crowd so hopefully that’s something we can do this year.
“The whole experience of the final is great – I’ve lost both times I’ve played there so for me in my last season it’d be great to make it there and come away a winner.
“It’d be a dream come true for me to start and finish my career at Castleford, especially with some silverware.
“It would be a fantastic achievement for the whole team and something I’d be very proud of.”