Huddersfield chairman excited by new era under coach Ian Watson

Huddersfield chairman Ken Davy is excited about the potential of the Giants squad that new coach Ian Watson has assembled.

The Giants have enjoyed an impressive recruitment drive ahead of the 2021 Super League season, making nine new signings – Jack Ashworth, Jack Cogger, George Roby, James Cunningham, Joe Greenwood, Ricky Leutele, Josh Jones, Luke Yates and Olly Ashall-Bott.

2021 will be Watson’s first season as Giants head coach after guiding Salford to the Challenge Cup final and Super League Grand Final in consecutive seasons.

Davy told the club’s website: “I am incredibly excited about the potential of the squad that Ian Watson has at his disposal, and am eagerly looking forward to the day when we can all get back into the stadium to watch the claret and gold Giants in action.

“We have assembled a superb squad capable of competing and winning at the highest level, supported by an outstanding coaching team.

“All our overseas players (both new and existing) are here, and training with the squad.

“Certainly, as I look out of my window at the snow I imagine a few must be thinking it’s a very different world to that they have left behind in Brisbane and Sydney! However, it’s all a part of their Giant adventure, and I sincerely hope that they and their team-mates are able to showcase their talents to a live audience of supporters, as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.”

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Davy also thanked Huddersfield supporters for sticking by the club during the pandemic.

He added: “There are no doubt financial challenges for us off the field in 2021 are going to be very significant, however, with your continued backing, I am convinced that we will have an exciting season which will go some way to lifting everyone’s spirits in what I know have been devastating times for so many.”

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