Ferres promises Tigers revival
Castleford’s new chief executive Steve Ferres has vowed to turn around the Tigers’ fortunes after a season of underachievement.
The Tigers are languishing in 12th place in Stobart Super League with just six wins from their 23 games so far and have missed out on the play-offs for a third successive season.
Castleford suffered a record 70-12 Super League defeat at Hull KR earlier this year and Ferres described Sunday’s 40-12 home defeat by arch rivals Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as “humiliating”.
“These performances are not becoming of a Castleford team and are not acceptable,” he said.
In a message to supporters Ferres, who has been in the post for just over a month, called for patience but promised that “open and honest communication with the fans will improve”.
He added: “Times are tough for all in the present economic climate. It is fair to say as a club we are way behind in every department of our business.
“As a custodian of the club, I am determined to rebuild but it will take a monumental effort from all concerned to change our fortunes.
“It needs all of us - the board of directors, staff, fans - to harness our passion and belief to bring the class back into Cas.”