Super League match preview: Castleford Tigers v Widnes Vikings
Last Updated: 13/04/13 5:13pm
Castleford Tigers name just one change to their squad under the leadership of temporary manager Danny Orr for their Super League clash against the Widnes Vikings on Saturday.
Former captain Orr took the reins during the week following the departure of Ian Millward and his assistant coach Stuart Donlan.
The lone change for the Tigers sees winger Kirk Dixon come into the matchday squad in place of James Clare.
Ryan Boyle retains his place in the squad after impressing on his return to the club against Huddersfield Giants last weekend.
Prop Nathan Massey is available for the clash despite being substituted against the Giants following an injury scare.
Second rows Dave Allen, Hep Cahill and Gareth Hock are all out of action for the Widnes Vikings as they make the trip over the Pennines.
The trio's absence does however pave the way for 19-year-old local forward Adam Lawton to make the squad.
Lawton has progressed through the club's academy system and his inclusion in the provisional squad indicates a likely first team debut for the prop.
Widnes enter the clash in fine form having registered a record Super League score against Salford last Sunday, beating the City Reds 58-24.
Meanwhile the hosts seek only their second win of the campaign after nine defeats have seen them rooted at the foot of the Super League standings.
Despite siting rock bottom the Tigers have run out victorious in four of the five previous meetings between the sides.
Castleford:Boyle, Chase, Clark, Dixon, Ellis, Fleming, Gilmour, Hauraki, Holmes, Huby, Martin, Massey, Mason, Milner, Owen, Shenton, Tansey, Thompson, Walker.
Widnes: Ah Van, Brown, Clarke, Dean, Flynn, Gerrard, Gore, Hanbury, Joseph, Kavanagh, Lawton, Leuluai, Mellor, O'Carroll, Owens, Phelps, Pickersgill, White, Winterstein.
What they said...
Castleford Tigers temporary coach Danny Orr
"We know that we can play well, we've proved that against Leeds Rhinos, Catalan Dragons and Wigan Warriors this season, but the good teams do it week in, week out and we know that is where we need to get to".
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K RvsSalford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield WildcatsvsHull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
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