Trio could return for Castleford as coach provides Sosaia Feki update

Drew Darbyshire
Lee Radford Castleford Tigers

Castleford could welcome back three key players for Friday’s trip to Salford, whilst coach Lee Radford has provided an injury update on Sosaia Feki.

Radford said that winger Greg Eden and back-rower Cheyse Blair are likely to return for the Tigers.

Half-back Richardson is also in contention after making his return to action in a reserves game last weekend.

The former St Helens playmaker suffered a fracture to his neck three months ago and it is still not properly healed – but he has been told that his neck will never be 100% again.

Radford said: “He came through (the reserves game) all good. It was a difficult day for him. The standard probably wasn’t very high to be honest but I thought how he communicated with the young blokes around him was a compliment for him.

“I think he’ll be in contention. It is still a bad one, it still hasn’t healed.

“The bone hasn’t re-attached so when you sort of grimace a little bit but the specialist has said it is never going to heal now, so it is a case of crack on almost. I

“t has been a long time, he was in the neck brace for a long time and when you’ve got that on you aren’t doing a lot physically so all your mass disappears. He is up and running, has looked good in training and has got a spring in his step.”

Update on Castleford winger Sosaia Feki

Winger Feki was forced to withdraw from the club’s reserve match last weekend after feeling a hamstring tweak.

The 31-year-old former Tonga international recently joined Featherstone on loan. Radford says it was just a precaution to take him out of the reserves line-up.

Radford added: “He just had a slight niggle to his hamstring so we didn’t want to risk it.

“I don’t know (if he’ll play for Featherstone this weekend). He’s been in with the physio today so we will probably know a little bit more later on.”

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