Gilmour move ‘makes sense’, claims Daryl Powell

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell says that Lee Gilmour’s temporary move to rivals Wakefield Trinity Wildcats makes sense for all parties, and is hopeful that the move can reinvigorate his career with the Tigers.

The 36-year-old hasn’t played a competitive match for the Tigers in almost a year, but could make his bow for the Wildcats in their crunch clash against Bradford Bulls – one of his former clubs – this Sunday.

When asked if the move made sense, Powell said: “Yeah that’s it. We’ve got a squad that’s going pretty well at the moment, and Lee desperately needed some gametime under his belt. Wakefield have got a couple of injuries and they needed to shore things up a bit.

“The fit for Lee, ourselves and Wakefield just made sense. Hopefully he’ll go there and rip it up, and then he’ll be available to us when he comes back. Hopefully he plays well enough to put me under pressure in terms of team selection.”

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