GIANTS chief Paul Anderson has acknowledged there’s a big battle for the left-wing spot.
Luke George filled the role for Huddersfield’s opening two Super League XVIII wins against St Helens and London Broncos.
But Aaron Murphy took his place in the thrilling 22-10 weekend home win over Wigan as the Giants moved a point clear at the top of the table.
Anderson admitted the switch against the Warriors was tactical, with Murphy repaying his head coach with a rock-solid defensive display.
And that means the Giants boss is facing a major selection dilemma ahead of Sunday’s trip to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (3.30).
“Aaron came through the game very well,” said Anderson.
“And we were pleased for him that he did.
“He’s probably one of the most patient men in the world. He had his five numbers on the lottery and he’s been sitting around quite a few months for that all-important sixth.
“It means we’ve again got a tough choice to make as to who’ll be playing this weekend, but that’s the way we like it to be.”
Anderson could, in fact, field an unchanged side against the Wildcats.
All those who featured against the Warriors are expected to be available, including in-form prop Craig Kopczak, who was taken off early with a sore neck as a precaution.
But new arrival Ukuma Ta’ai could come back into the equation after he complained of a tight hamstring in the build-up to the Wigan game.
That, again, was purely a precautionary measure and he could well be back in the Giants’ initial 19-man squad.