Castleford Tigers players will not be lacking motivation for their Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final away to Hull FC, according to head coach Daryl Powell.
After turning in what Powell believes to be their worst performance of the season when they last played at the KCOM Stadium and lost 26-24 to a 12-man Hull team the Tigers players will be keen to make amends as well as fired up with Wembley just two wins away.
“We’ve got to make sure we go to Hull when the round comes and play well. We didn’t last time and we even had the advantage of an extra man and that wasn’t enough so we’ll look to go there and play better.
“There will be some players within our group who really need to respond to what we got served up last time we were there and I’ll be reminding them about that when it comes around.”
Powell admitted it was one of the toughest ties the Tigers could have been handed.
He added: “Hull away is a tough draw, but when I won the cup at Leeds we played everybody in the rounds and ended up playing London in the final.
“We beat Bradford, who were a big team then, as well as Wigan and St Helens in the rounds. Sometimes it just has to be that way and there’s no point worrying about it.”