Future of Sneyd still unclear after Salford dig heels in over his future

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THE ongoing saga over Marc Sneyd’s future rumbles on.

The Castleford Tigers stand-off has been one of the finds of the Super League campaign so far during his season-long loan from Salford Red Devils which initially came about after Rangi Chase’s transfer the other way.

He is due to return to his parent club in 2015 but, following Salford’s acquisition of ex-Hull KR scrum-half Michael Dobson from Newcastle Knights, he submitted a written transfer request earlier this week.

Intransigent Salford turned that down, insisting the goal-kicking half-back remains key to their plans, and subsequently told the player “to move past” the issue.

However, Sneyd is still understood to be keen on securing a release from the final year of his contract and remaining at Wheldon Road where his game has flourished.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell admitted yesterday they have not given up on securing the talented 23-year-old either.

“When we had Rangi Chase he wanted to move on and what’s the point of keeping a player who doesn’t want to play at your club?” he said.

“That’s happened a couple of times here. But different people have different philosophies. For me you want people who want to play there.

“That’s what we certainly want here. Marc’s made his decision he wants to play away from there. From our point of view we have to look at it, look at our options and then make a decision accordingly.”

Salford chief executive Martin Vickers said: “We’ve made very clear to Marc our intention was for him to play out the remainder of his contract at the AJ Bell Stadium as he remains an integral part of our plans.

“The club has no intentions of changing its position and we all need to move past this and look forward.”