Huddersfield coach provides update on Olly Ashall-Bott future

Olly Ashall-Bott in action for Wakefield

Huddersfield coach Ian Watson insists the club want to retain out of contract full-back Olly Ashall-Bott.

The 24-year-old is currently without a club for 2022 but is training with the Giants as they continue pre-season preparations.

Ashall-Bott joined Huddersfield ahead of last season from Championship side London Broncos. The Widnes academy product also spent time on loan at Wakefield in 2021.

Watson has revealed that Huddersfield are trying to tie him down to a new deal.

Huddersfield coach on Olly Ashall-Bott

He told BBC Radio Leeds: “He has been outstanding. His contract runs until the end of November like every professional. He’s always known we’ve wanted to keep him.

“He’s come back in, he’s trained and he’s looked really, really good over the last two weeks. We are hoping we can get him a place in the squad and go forward positively with Olly Ashall-Bott, Ash Golding and Will Pryce to compete for the outside-backs.

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“What people kind of underestimate is that Olly looked outstanding when he first came on the scene, but he had never really played Super League.

“He had a couple of games in the Middle 8s (for Widnes) and then last year at Salford was his first real Super League games.

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“He came in this year and got his first Super League win. I remember him coming to me and saying ‘that’s my first Super League win’ so it was a big moment for him. You saw the potential in him at the back end of last year.

“I for one believe that he can be a real talent, he just needs to find his place in a team and get his head down and work hard at it.”

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