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Clare Keen To Kick On

Clare Keen To Kick On

James Clare has set his sights on a regular starting spot as Castleford continue their build-up to the new season. The 27-year-old came through the Tigers’ academy but left in 2015 to join Bradford and went on to enjoy a spell at Leigh.

However, he returned to The Jungle for 2018 and went on to score eight tries in his 18 appearances, a tally that helped earn a new contract with his boyhood club until 2020.

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Greg Minikin and Greg Eden again look to be Daryl Powell’s first-choice wingers heading into 2019 although Clare does not appear to be happy to simply bide his time.

Instead, the Wideman is keen to play a regular role as he bids to help Cas go further than last season’s semi-final showing.

He said: “Everybody has their own personal aims and for me I obviously want to get a starting shirt if I can. “I’ve been at Cas and had good starting numbers and not so good numbers, and they don’t necessarily mean anything.

But I want to play every single regular Super League game to start off with. “There’s a couple of things personally in my game I want to fix up if I can. As a team we just need to go one better, we’re going to get into the finals hopefully and just go one better than what we’ve done in the semi-final last year and the final the year before – and hopefully win a trophy.”

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