Powell: Sneyd can cope in Hull pressure cooker

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell believes Marc Sneyd will be under a lot more pressure to perform at new club Hull FC, but says he has what it takes to thrive.

The 23-year-old, who has had an outstanding season on loan at the Tigers in 2014, penned a big-money deal with the Black and Whites yesterday, after they were the only team to meet parent club Salford’s alleged £100,000 valuation.

Powell thinks the half-back’s relaxed nature will serve him well.

“This is a different place to Hull,” Powell told the Hull Daily Mail.

Daryl Powell

“There’s expectation here but it’s a pressure cooker for half-backs there, but the fact he is relaxed probably helps him a fair bit.

“Marc’s a developing player with the potential to be a real outstanding player but there’s a lot of work to be done.

“I think it’ll be a bit of relief that his future is sorted. The difficulty was he obviously made the decision he didn’t want to go back to Salford and we couldn’t come to an agreement with Salford for him. I think he’ll be fine.

“It is what it is. Obviously a price was put on his head and we didn’t see the valuation at that.

“Marc’s got the opportunity to go somewhere else next season and it happens in Rugby League.

“We’re disappointed we couldn’t come to an agreement [with Salford], but that’s life and we won’t worry too much.

“Marc is a Cas player for the rest of the season and Salford get some bucks. We’ll put it to bed now and we move on.”

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