Denny Solomona has stated that Daryl Powell was one of the main reasons that he has signed a two-year deal with Castleford from next season.
“The move came about through Daryl Powell,” said Solomona.
“He asked me what my plans were for next year, and thought it would be a good opportunity to bring me in alongside Junior Moors.
“The way the club is run attracted me. Castleford have a good fan base, and they are regarded as the loudest in the competition by some, so it is good to get fans behind you when you play.
“I spoke to Luke Dorn and he said the club was run well, so that attracted me there too. Everyone is professional and does their job, which is what you want.”
The 20-year-old threequarter is also keen to add some flair to the Tigers’ backline.
“I try and bring a bit of excitement to the game, and put a fancy finish on a good run play,” he added.
“I am looking forward to working with Daryl Powell, who seems a really good guy and knows what he is doing. That is what I need in this stage of my career.
“Daryl said if I am willing to work hard then there is a position open for me, which is exactly what I want. I do not want to be given the position, I want to actually earn it and train hard in the off season to claim the shirt.
“I like how Castleford play. They like to throw the footy around, but when the going gets tough, they run hard and tackle hard, which is exactly how I like to play.”