Powell well-placed to field stronger line-up against St Helens

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BOSS DARYL Powell expects to field a stronger line-up when Castleford visit St Helens for a crucial First Utility Super League four-pointer on Sunday.

Tigers were without several key players in last Friday’s 46-6 defeat at Wigan Warriors, but Powell said: “There was only Michael Shenton who was rested and not injured.

“Daryl Clark has a bit of a hamstring problem and he nearly missed the Challenge Cup quarter-final – he pulled up the day before.

“Andy Lynch has a bit of a hamstring that he’s been carrying for a few weeks and Jake Webster has a knee injury.

“He is going to have a scan on that, but we are hoping he will be okay. Jordan Tansey has a knee injury so I couldn’t bring him in and Marc Sneyd was struggling, he needed a breather.

“He is going to have a scan on his shoulder, but I am hoping they will all be available for Sunday.”

Meanwhile, owner Marwan Koukash insists Sneyd will return to Salford when his loan deal at Castleford ends in the autumn – despite the signing of Australian scrum-half Michael Dobson on a four-year contract.

Dobson will join Salford form Newcastle Knights next season and Koukash said: “Michael’s arrival will give us four fantastic half-backs at our club, easily the strongest in Super League.”

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