Shenton and Webster heading to Castleford?

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CASTLEFORD Tigers are believed to have lined up two centre replacements in Hull KR’s Jake Webster and St Helens’ England international Michael Shenton who left the Probiz Coliseum 18 months ago.

The Tigers are losing centre Joe Arundel who is joining Hull FC on a four-year deal from 2013.

Tigers chief executive Richard Wright (pictured) said: “Tigers fans are assured that extremely positive news regarding the signings of two experienced centres of high calibre will be announced once the time is right on the behalf of the players involved.”

“While it is disappointing that Joe Arundel will no longer be playing for us next season, we did table an offer we felt represented his value which was rejected.

“We have been outbid on this occasion by a club with much bigger resources at present and we are not in a position to over pay.

“Joe will, however, leave the club at the end of the season with nothing less than our best wishes for the future.

“In some ways this is a huge compliment to our flourishing junior development production line that we continually face such a challenge to keep all our young talent at the club.

“I’d also like to reassure Tigers supporters that our ongoing aim to build a successful team around quality home-grown talent remains, as underlined by the recent contract extensions of Jonathan Walker, Nathan Massey, Adam Milner, Oliver Holmes and Daryl Clark.”

“On this occasion I am, however, satisfied by the level of compensation we will receive through Joe’s departure