Daryl Powell (pictured) happy to give a former Castleford Tiger another chance at Betfred Super League level.
Halifax prop Dan Fleming says he will do all he can to earn a permanent move to Castleford (10/1 – Grand Final Winner) after joining the Tigers on a one-month trial.
The 28-year-old returns to the club he played for at academy level and made his Super League debut for back in 2013, and he’s hoping to prove to head coach Daryl Powell he can become a future full-time member of the first-team set-up.
The Wales international said: “I’ve been looking for an opportunity to play again this season and I’ve been lucky enough that Daryl and the Tigers have given me that opportunity and I’m really looking forward to it.
“It’s like a second chance not only to play in 2020, which I didn’t think might come along, but also with Cas too. Hopefully, I can train as hard as I can and fingers crossed something comes at the end of it. I’m looking to give all that I can.
“If I can get even one game towards the end of my trial I’d be really happy with that, I just have to knuckle down in training and see how we go.”
Fleming has been at Halifax since 2018, making 62 appearances for the Betfred Championship club, but Powell is delighted to give him another chance back in the Betfred Super League.
Powell said: “Dan’s been with Castleford before and I know he was wanting to have another crack in Super League after going really well in the Championship.
“I think with the amount of games that we are going to have I thought it was important we stiffen up our middle unit and give us some numbers.”
The arrival of Fleming follows on from an announcement on Monday that the Tigers had signed Toronto Wolfpack fullback Gareth O’Brien on a loan deal until the end of the current season.
Castleford are sixth in the Betfred Super League standings after winning four of their seven games so far and are next in action when they take on Hull FC on Sunday (Cas 10/11, Draw 22/1, Hull FC EVS – Match Betting).