Castleford without Lynch and Shenton for Salford clash

Castleford Tigers will be forced to go into battle on Friday without two of their star players, after Andy Lynch and Michael Shenton were left out of the 19-man squad to face Salford.

Shenton has not yet recovered from a shoulder knock, whilst Lynch has suffered a re-occurence of an earlier injury to force him out of the match against the Rangi Chase-inspired Devils.

Meanwhile, Salford have been able to welcome back star forward Cory Paterson for the game, as boss Iestyn Harris names a strong 19-man squad. The game will see not only Chase, but former second-rower Weller Hauraki return to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle to face his former club.

Castleford 19-man squad: Boyle, Carney, Clare, Cook, Crossley, Dorn, Finn, Gale, Gibson, Holmes, Massey, McMeeken, Millington, Milner, Moore, Moors, Roberts, Webster, Wheeldon.

Salford 19-man squad: Chase, Dobson, Evalds, Fages, D Griffin, J Griffin, Hansen, Hauraki, Johnson, Jones-Bishop, Lee, Locke, Morley, Paterson, Sa’u, Tasi, Taylor, Walne, Walton.