Wakefield make life hard for Castleford

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Wakefield have promised that they will not take their foot off the pedal to help their neighbours Castleford survive in Super League tonight.

Wakefield have promised that they will not take their foot off the pedal to help their neighbours Castleford survive in Super League tonight.

Cas have to win and hope that Widnes lose the match played simultaneously at Hull if they are to avoid relegation, but the Wakefield coach, Shane McNally, says that any ideas that his side will go easy on them are well wide of the mark.

"We won't be resting any players, we just don't have that luxury," McNally said. "To read some of the things that have been written, there will only be one team turning up, but we're looking to go there and put in a good performance."

Steve Snitch will be missing through suspension, but Justin Ryder comes back into the side.

Castleford hope to field the same team that pulled back from the brink at Widnes last weekend.

Widnes, likely to be without Willie Peters, do not want to get into the business of fine calculations. "We shouldn't rely on what happens down the road," said their coaching adviser, Frank Endacott.

The consequences of going down are severe. Both sides would lose their better and younger players, with the vultures already circling.

The tension will be close to unbearable at both grounds. Hull will be without three of their most influential players - Jason Smith, Richard Horne and Paul King - all ruled out for the rest of the season.

Peter Lupton and Andy Bailey come in for Hull, who aim to reach the play-offs.

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