Duo ruled out for Castleford Tigers as Jake Connor returns for Hull FC

Mitch Clark: Called up.
Mitch Clark: Called up.
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Castleford are without forwards Mike McMeeken and Matt Cook for tomorrow’s Super League game at Hull.

England second-row McMeeken is a victim of the seven-day rule after suffering a concussion in the first minute of the Tiger’s opening 20-4 win over Catalans Dragons last Friday when Cook also took a knock.

There’s a couple of changes in there, but we’re not far off - the bench will change a little bit.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell

Forward Mitch Clark and utility back Ben Roberts, who were left out of coach Daryl Powell’s initial 19-man squad last Friday, are set to plug the gaps, although youngsters Tuoyo Egodo and Jacques O’Neill have also been called up by Tigers.

Powell said: “There’s a couple of changes in there, but we’re not far off. I thought Alex Foster did a great job in the back-row when he came on for Mike so he will take that role again. The bench will change a little bit. We’ve got Mitch Clark to come in and Ben Roberts is fit and available.”

Hull are boosted by the return of England international Jake Connor from a ban and former Castleford forward Joe Westerman (knee) as they look to halt a 12-match losing run going back to June. Dean Hadley is out wiht an abdominal problem.