Castleford Tigers: Solomona to undergo tests on ankle

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CASTLEFORD TIGERS’ injured winger Denny Solomona is due to undergo a scan today.

Solomona suffered an ankle syndesmosis injury in the 58-20 win at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats two days ago, which ended his six-game scoring streak.

Coach Daryl Powell said: “His foot’s in a [protective] boot, but we’ll know more about how long he’s going to be out for after the scan.”

Powell said Tigers came through Sunday’s game with no other major injury concerns.

The coach is confident Tigers can cope during Solomona’s lay-off, which is his second setback after he missed 12 games earlier in the season due to a knee problem.

Jordan Tansey, who filled in during Solomona’s previous absence, has since joined Wakefield and James Clare and Michael Channing, who also played on the wing, have been featuring on dual-registration for partner club York City Knights, but Ashley Gibson and Ash Robson remain at the club and could stand in.

The transfer deadline is on Friday and Tigers will have to decide this week whether to recall Clare and Channing, along with another dual-registration player Jordan Howden, or allow them to continue for the rest of the season at York, though Clare has been linked with a move to promotion-chasing Bradford Bulls.

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