Jailed Martin Aspinwall to stay with Castleford Tigers

Martin Aspinwall
The former Wigan and Huddersfield forward joined Castleford in November

Castleford Tigers say forward Martin Aspinwall will return to the club after serving a four-month prison sentence.

The 29-year-old was jailed at Liverpool Crown Court last week after being convicted of dangerous driving.

Tigers head coach Terry Matterson said: "We'll be giving Martin all of the support possible to ensure he moves on from this in a positive manner.

"The best way we see for him to do this is by applying himself to playing and training in a full-time environment."

He added: "While we as a club do not condone what Martin has done, his attitude and enthusiasm at Castleford has been first class."

Aspinwall, who was also banned from driving for two years, crashed his car during a high-speed police pursuit in his home town of Wigan.

He was given a suspended eight-month jail term this year for an assault that took place during an argument at a Wigan bar.

The former Wigan and Huddersfield forward joined Castleford on a 12-month contract from the Giants last November.