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Preview: Huddersfield v Warrington

This coming Saturday 18th February sees the Huddersfield Giants play their second home fixture in succession when they host the travelling Warrington Wolves (Kick Off 4:45pm).
Preview: Huddersfield v Warrington
by NRL

This coming Saturday 18th February sees the Huddersfield Giants play their second home fixture in succession when they host the travelling Warrington Wolves (Kick Off 4:45pm).

After recording their second victory of the season over the Widnes Vikings a different challenge in the shape of the Warrington Wolves awaits. The Giants squad is strengthened with the return of players from injury and the rehab room only see's Luke O'Donnell, Dave Orwell and David Fa'alogo remain. Paul Anderson believes that this may cause a selection headache but it is a good headache to have;

"Everyone is in good shape and we have some people back in the squad this week getting in their first full week of training. We may have a selection problem but it is a good problem to have."

The emergence of Adam Walker and Jacob Fairbank has been particularly pleasing for Anderson and he believes that they have ability to stay in and around the team;

"We always knew that this year was going to be a big year for them and they have started the year in the first seventeen. We know the potential they have and it is important that they continue to improve and for the team to improve."

The strength in depth of the Giants squad means that selection issues may become more evident as the season progresses but Baloo believes that it is down to the players in their current shirts to lose them;

"We are no longer looking for players, we are looking at them. It is down to the player currently in the team to lose his position. It is about doing what is best for the team."

Anderson knows that every game in the Stobart Super League is going to be challenging for different reasons;

"Each week is challenging for different reasons and this week will definitely be a challenge. Last year Warrington were the League Leaders Shield winners, leading point scorers and had the best defence in the competition, but they will feel they should have done better."

With both the Giants and Warrington have a good start to the new campaign an early top of the table clash is a mouth watering prospect and Anderson is looking forward to this Saturday's fixture;

"They have had a pretty decent start to the year and it is a pretty big game and one that we are looking forward to. The main threats are still there and they have strike players all over the park."
The Giants return to action at the Galpharm Stadium on Saturday 18th February 4.45pm when they take on the Warrington Wolves.

Don't forget that ticket categories are &;3 cheaper when purchasing prior to matchday, and under 12's are FREE of charge at the Giants.

The Galpharm Stadium Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 9am ? 5pm and Saturday 9am-12 midday. Supporters can also purchase tickets online at or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 01484 484123.

The Giants 19 man squad for this Saturday's game is:

Scott Grix, Michael Lawrence, Leroy Cudjoe, Lee Gilmour, Jermaine McGillvary, Kevin Brown, Danny Brough, Eorl Crabtree, Luke Robinson, Keith Mason, David Faiumu, Dale Ferguson, Joe Wardle, Jason Chan, Tommy Lee, Luke George, Jacob Fairbank, Adam Walker, Greg Eden.

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