Castleford Tigers: Skipper Shenton may return for Salford game

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CAPTAIN AND centre Michael Shenton has a chance of featuring for Castleford Tigers at home to Salford Red Devils on Friday.

Shenton missed last Thursday’s defeat at Huddersfield Giants due to a dislocated shoulder suffered in the win over Wigan Warriors six days earlier.

But coach Daryl Powell said he is making good progress and could be included when Tigers’ 19-man squad is named tomorrow.

“He has got a chance,” Powell confirmed. “He has responded pretty well to a week’s recovery and treatment, but we have got to be pretty sure he is okay.

“We will be pretty much guided by him and the physio’s opinion as well.”

Pack leader Andy Lynch returned to the side against Huddersfield after missing the Wigan game through injury, but Powell said: “He has got a recurrence of a groin problem and we’ll be checking on him throughout the week.”

The 22-0 drubbing at John Smith’s Stadium was the poorest performance of Powell’s two years in charge of Tigers, but he said: “They trained pretty well [yesterday]. They were pretty physical with each other. We are just trying to tidy up a few areas.”

Meanwhile, the RFL match review panel cautioned Tigers forward Junior Moors for dangerous contact on Giants’ Eorl Crabtree in the 32nd minute of last week’s game.

Players charged from Super League round five were Hull KR’s Mitch Allgood (grade C striking), Catalans Dragons’ Ben Pomeroy (grade B running in and striking), Josh Bowden of Hull (grade A dangerous contact) and Widnes Vikings’ Ben Kavanagh and Danny Tickle (making a Grade A throw).

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