Huddersfield’s Owen Trout has been backed for a successful international future by club boss Ian Watson following his inclusion in England Knights’ performance squad.
Trout, 22, was one of four new faces called into Paul Anderson’s squad, who face Scotland and France ‘B’ later this autumn.
The 6 ft 3in forward was named alongside team-mate Owen Trout as new recruits. Lewis Murphy was also included for the first time.
However, despite his impressive season, there was no room for Huddersfield team-mate and half-back Oliver Russell in the squad.
Full-back or half-back Will Pryce and forward Matty English were also both included.
Trout has made 44 Super League appearances to date. He made the switch to the John Smith’s Stadium from Leeds in 2019.
Giants coach Watson was delighted to see his players earn their well deserved call-up, backing Trout for a bright future.
Owen Trout tipped to have successful future
“I’d have liked a couple more of ours (to be included),” Watson said.
“It just goes to show how young our team is and what it could look like in the future. Or what it could even look like for an international team going forward with some of the young players that we’ve got in our squad.
“I’m absolutely made up for Owen Trout. He’s worked really hard this year.
“He developed last year where he started to become more or less the starting front-rower at the back end of last year.
“This year, he’s exchanged that now and again with Oliver Wilson based on games and their form.
“It’s an outstanding achievement for him. It’s got to be the kind of start for him.
“I think he could be anything if he really knuckles down and backs himself. I think he could be a top player, not only at Super League level, but international level as we go forward.
“It’s a pleasing one to see Trouty and Owen Wilson in there.”