Young hooker handed Cas chance

Teenager hooker Adam Milner has been drafted in to the Castleford squad for their Magic Weekend clash against Catalans.

Milner, 18, is a graduate of the Tigers academy and replaces Kirk Netherton in the squad after he joined Widnes on loan earlier this week.

Castleford, who will be looking for their first ever victory at the Magic Weekend, have also included 17-year-old Oliver Holmes in their 19-man squad, after he was 18th man in their win over Salford last weekend.

Coach Terry Matterson said: “It was very important to us to get back on the winning track last Sunday after a disappointing few weeks, but it’s equally important that we use that victory as a platform and we are very keen to earn back to back wins. The win over Salford was hard earned but it has given us back some of the confidence that had been lacking of late and the guys are in the right frame of mind to put in a good performance.
 
“Like ourselves, Catalans have been hit by injuries and have been struggling a little, but we know that they are a better team than their league position suggests. We had to work very hard for our win in France and I’m sure that they will turn the corner – but we don’t want that to be this week.
 
“The Magic Weekend hasn’t been too good for us with a heavy defeat in Cardiff in 2008 and we were unlucky to loose to Hull last year, so we would like to give something back to our fans who make the long journey to the event.” 

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