Anderson confident with Giants squad

Anderson confident with Giants squad

Huddersfield assistant coach Paul Anderson says the timely return of several first teamers will help the Giants through the tough Easter period.

The Giants are yet to enjoy a full squad of players this season due to injuries, but welcomed back back-rower Luke O'Donnell against Leeds last Friday.

Keith Mason played 80 minutes for the Under 20s last week, while Kevin Brown and Dale Ferguson are also back in training as the Giants prepare to face Salford (Friday) and Hull (Monday).

Anderson said: "We go into the Easter weekend with a near full squad the only players who won’t be available are Tony Tonks, Matty Dawson and Jacob Fairbank, we are pleased to have some bodies back.  

"We have had twenty-eight guys train this week all of which are capable of playing Super League for the Huddersfield Giants. We will be entering the Easter period fully focussed getting the points in each individual game. We will pick a team that we feel can do a job against Salford then we will come in on Saturday, reassess, and pick the best team to face Hull FC on Easter Monday, following that we will then pick the team to face Hull in the Challenge Cup on the Sunday. 

"We have three games in a short space of time all of which are as important as each other; the focus has to be on one game at a time and continuing our form."

Huddersfield returned to the top of Super League last weekend with a win over champions Leeds, while rivals Warrington faltered at home to St Helens.

But the main talking point at the Galpharm Stadium this week has been the news that current head coach Nathan Brown will move to St Helens for the 2013 season.

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