Giants recall Kirmond from Wakefield

Huddersfield Giants have agreed with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats to cut short back row forward Danny Kirmond’s loan spell and he will return to the Galpharm Stadium ahead of the club’s play-off series fixture.

Kirmond, who played for Stanley Rangers and Featherstone Rovers before he signed for Huddersfield, joined the Wildcats on a season-long loan basis as part of the package that took scrum half Danny Brough to the Giants in March this year.

The 25-year-old played 16 games for Wakefield and Wildcats’ Chief Executive James Elston said: “Danny has been an excellent loan signing for the Wildcats and we’d like to place on record our appreciation of his service to our club.

“We’re in the process of rebuilding our team and will be concentrating on developing on our own young talent for the future.

“We wish Danny every success for the future.”

Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis was delighted to have the fans favourite back in the claret and gold: “We’ve lost three top line players recently for varying reasons for the season (Paul Whatuira, Jamahl Lolesi and Martin Aspinwall) so to be able to add Danny back in is a real boost,” he said.

“We need as strong a squad as possible for the challenges ahead and for Danny to be able to play a full part every training session with us is vital for him so the early release by Wakefield is very much appreciated by us all here.”

Kirmond will be travelling to Perpignan with the Giants squad on Thursday ahead of the game versus the Catalan Dragons and is expected to be named in the 19-man squad.

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