Castleford Tigers: Powell looking to move on from Carney incident

Ashley Gibson
Ashley Gibson
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Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell says he in keen to concentrate on on-field matters following the 40-26 defeat against Huddersfield Giants.

Castleford missed the chance to go level with St Helens in fourth at the John Smith’s Stadium, but they were missing captain Michael Shenton (shoulder), second-row Oli Holmes (illness) and winger Carney.

In-form Australian Carney is currently suspended by the club pending an internal investigation after an incident with a team-mate.

He is expected to move on. Castleford will not comment on the matter but, asked if he hopes it will come to a conclusion sooner rather than later, Powell said: “I’d hope so.

“The disciplinary is coming to the point where hopefully it will be finalised soon.

“We’ve moved on. It’s about the players on the field who are important to us and I think the performance showed that the spirit, togetherness and unity is evident for all to see.”

Castleford were made to pay for Mike McMeeken’s yellow card when they conceded four tries.

They got back to 24-20 at one point and Powell said: “When were a man down it just flipped the game.

“We were 10-0 up, defending pretty well and causing some trouble in good field positions.

“But we got peppered in that spell and then, when we got back to within shooting distance at the end, we just couldn’t go on and Huddersfield have two of the best kickers around as they showed with a pretty special display.”