Huddersfield release Izaac Farrell

James Gordon

Huddersfield have released young half-back Izaac Farrell, who is now expected to join a Championship club.

Farrell, 21, was out of contract with the Giants at the end of the season and was behind Lee Gaskell, Matt Frawley, Oliver Russell and Tom Holmes in the pecking order at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Giants managing director, Richard Thewlis, said: “It was decided not to offer Izaac a contract for the Super League squad in 2020 with us already having Gaskell, Frawley, Russell and Holmes ahead of him in the eyes of our coaching staff.

“Izaac now has an opportunity now to take up any options in the lower leagues free from any loan or dual registration restrictions and, as I say, a club will soon be making an announcement for him to debut over the weekend is the plan. Izaac leaves with our very best wishes and thanks for his time with us.”

Farrell played in the first two games of the season for Huddersfield, which turned out to be his last in the claret and gold.

He joined Workington on loan in April, and went on to make five appearances,

The Giants academy product spent last season on loan at Batley.