We are in great shape – Tigers chief

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CASTLEFORD Tigers chief executive Richard Wright (pictured) is delighted with the team’s progress this season.

“We’re in the last eight of the cup, top six of Super League and, in truth could realistically have had three more league points in the bag,” he said.

“There’s been real progress; we had seven home grown players in the 17 in last Saturday’s cup match at Wakefield Wildcats. Add Huby, Milner, Eden and Walker, you can see we are in great shape.

“We are really happy with where we are at and there are consistent signs that we are growing stronger as a club.”

Wright praised fans for their support at Saturday’s Challenge Cup tie.

“To say the game was live on BBC, followed the disappointing performance at Warrington and against a backdrop of disappointing attendances across the weekend, the number of Castleford fans at the game, and the support they gave the team was tremendous,” he said.

“The fans definitely helped lift the players when they needed it most.

Castleford are now aiming to consolidate their place in the top-eight, starting with Sunday’s home game against Harlequins.

Wright said: “I’d like to ask the fans to support the bring a friend for free and BOGOF (buy one get one free) initiatives for Sunday’s game.

“Our crowd averages are good this season, but we’re really keen to continue the improvement.

“We can expect anything from 5,500 upwards on Sunday. If all of our regular supporters bring just one additional person then we could potentially see double that.

“It is set to be another afternoon of quality entertainment at the Probiz Coliseum and a big crowd would certainly go a long way towards our aim of hitting our 8,000 average target for the season.”

Supporters have until 4:30pm on Saturday to take advantage of the bring a friend for free and BOGOF ticket initiatives. Visit the club shop in Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre, call 01977 555 336 or visit www.castigers.com.