Team news: Castleford v Hull FC (Thurs)

Drew Darbyshire

Hull FC will welcome back three key players for their clash with Castleford on Thursday.

Lee Radford has made three changes to his Hull side that were defeated by Huddersfield last week. Ratu Naulago, Albert Kelly and Mark Minichiello return to the squad.

Kieran Buchanan, Jordan Lane and Joe Westerman drop out for the Airlie Birds.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has made just one change to his outfit that lost at St Helens last time out. Matt Cook replaces Jacques O’Neill.

The televised Super League clash takes place at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Thursday night, 7:45pm kick-off.

Drew’s dabble: Hull are priced at 6/1 to win by 1-5 points.

Castleford 19-man squad: Cheyse Blair, James Clare, Matt Cook, Jamie Ellis, Oliver Holmes, Will Maher, Nathan Massey, Peter Mata’utia, Mike McMeeken, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Greg Minikin, Jordan Rankin, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Daniel Smith, Jake Trueman, Calum Turner, Liam Watts.

Hull 19-man squad: Jamie Shaul, Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Albert Kelly, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Josh Bowden, Mark Minichiello, Jake Connor, Masi Matongo, Brad Fash, Sika Manu, Mickey Paea, Jack Logan, Gareth Ellis, Ratu Naulago, Tevita Satae.

Castleford’s odds of picking up a win are 8/13, while Hull are 6/4 to claim the spoils.

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