New signings unlikely for Huddersfield

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone says it’s unlikely the Giants will make any new signings for this season as the club readies for the Middle 8s.

The likes of Leeds with James Segeyaro and London with Jamie Soward have strengthened ahead of the Middle 8s.

The Giants have brought in Gene Ormsby, Tom Symonds and Sebastine Ikahihifo in the past two months, and Stone says he “probably” won’t be strengthening the squad further in the next few weeks.

“Probably not for this season,” he said.

“I’m not saying it won’t for next season, but we’re nearly done and dusted by the time we finish this year.

“There could be a possiblity, I don’t know who that would be just yet. I’ve had some managers already on the line with players that are looking to get an opportunity to play in the Super League.”

Stone said he is looking to put his own stamp on Huddersfield.

“It’s not for me to talk about the previous regime or anything like that,” he said.

“We’re going to move forward. Luke Robinson and Chris Thorman have been a great support and a good source of knowledge, and a good base to bounce things off.

“Hopefully the coming weeks we’ll see some improvement.”

The Giants move into the Middle 8s in two weeks and Stone said he is not ruling out releagtion as a possiblity.

“Obviously mathematically it is, and I suppose all Super League clubs will be thinking along the same lines when those final four teams are out,” he said.

“I was really bouyant watching the boys play Hull FC a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t think a team that was down the bottom could beat a team up the top, in the NRL at the moment I don’t think that would generally happen.

“But it definitely gave a me a lot of positive thoughts for myself on how they played that night.

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