Castleford Tigers resume their play-off push on Sunday afternoon as they face title contenders Catalans Dragons in one of three fixtures in the Betfred Super League (Match betting – Castleford 7/5, Draw 20/1, Catalans 8/13).
The Tigers are sixth at present, but they can move level with Hull FC in fifth if they can record a surprise victory on home turf.
Even though Castleford occupy the final play-off spot at the moment, head coach Lee Radford wants his side to finish on a high and secure fifth spot.
With 12 games remaining, Radford’s men still have work to do, but he is confident they can get the job done.
He told the Yorkshire Post: “If this club can finish fifth, I think that would be an unbelievable achievement, and we would have milked a fair bit out of this group.
“I just think there’s a lot more in us looking at this last third of the season. There’s plenty of twists and turns to come.”
New signing Alex Mellor could make his debut, but Callum McLelland, Sosaia Feki, Jordan Turner, Niall Evalds, Alex Sutcliffe and Gareth O’Brien remain unavailable.
Catalans are searching for their fifth win from six matches, and Steve McNamara will be boosted by the returning Josh Drinkwater and Gil Dudson.
At the bottom of the table, Salford Red Devils face fellow strugglers Wakefield Trinity at 15:00 (Match betting- Salford 8/15, Draw 20/1, Wakefield 17/10).
Both sides are languishing towards the wrong end of the table, but a win for either side could see them climb into ninth above Leeds Rhinos.
Injuries mean Salford only have a 19-man squad for Sunday’s clash, while Wakefield are hoping to record their third successive victory.
Sunday’s final fixture in Super League sees Hull KR welcome Huddersfield Giants to Hull College Craven Park Stadium (Match odds – Hull KR 20/21, Draw 18/1, Giants 20/21).
The Robins will be without Luis Johnson and the visitors will fancy their chances of making it three in a row.