Luke Gale is set to return to the Castleford side that takes on Catalans Dragons and hopes to make up for lost time. The 2017 Man of Steel has been on the sidelines since Easter after suffering a broken knee cap, but is now set to go straight into the side that faces the Challenge Cup winners at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle.
The recovery has taken longer than expected, and Gale is looking forward to getting back out on the pitch on Saturday.
“It’s been a long road to recovery,” Gale said. “I was out for 12 weeks with an ankle injury when I was at Bradford but this has felt like 12 years.
“I’m feeling refreshed and physically good. My lungs might be the first thing that gives way because I’ve not done much running but I’m excited.
“When you’ve been on the sideline, you want to make a difference. You kind of want to show it to your team-mates and to yourself to make up for the disappointment of being out so long.”