Tigers job ‘excites’ Millward

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NEW Castleford coach Ian Millward is eagerly looking forward to taking charge of the Tigers.

The former St Helens and Wigan boss (pictured), who is succeeding Terry Matterson on a three-year contract, said the club was entering a new era and he was delighted to be part of it.

“I first met with Richard Wright and then the board. I like their honesty and they are real Rugby League people,” said Millward.

“I’m really excited to be on board. It’s obviously a club that’s got vision off the field, underpinned with some great young players. I’m looking forward to educating them and hopefully helping them progress.

“The club’s still developing and I’m very appreciative of the job Terry Matterson’s done. He has done fantastically well this season.

“I’m looking forward to continuing the development of the team and progressing it further over the next three years.”

On possible transfer targets, Millward added: “There’s quite a few players already under contract for next season so they’ll be given the opportunity.

“There is a little bit of room for manoeuvre with some additions, but it’s more what’s available in the market place.

“You’d want to get in quality not quantity.

“The club needs to improve its depth a little bit. The forward area has been vulnerable to injuries, but we’ve got to see what’s out there.

“There is movement, but to what degree will be determined in the next month or so.”