Dan Jeffrey is recalled at scrum half as Huddersfield go hunting a double over Leicester Lions.

Coach Gareth Lewis has spelled out the improvement needed from every individual as the Lockwood Park side battle for survival in National II North.

A repeat of their 27-23 win over the Lions back in October would be a massive shot in the arm, and Jeffrey’s return is not the only switch following the 22-9 home defeat to Harrogate.

Liam Parfitt returns to the back row after a man-of-the-match performance last week, Tom Kanouras is back on the wing, Danny Grainger retains his place at centre after impressing in training and Adam Tamanis starts at tighthead prop once again after probably his best performance in a Huddersfield shirt.

Lewis must wait, however, on the availability of big pack man Austen Thompson, who collected a third yellow card against Harrogate and could face a one-match ban this weekend.

Prop signing from Ilkley, Tom Baxter, gets an opportunity on the bench and Lewis is calling for everyone to step up to the mark.

“No-one is throwing in the towel,” said the coach.

“We keep on battling and we keep on fighting and the players have got to understand that last week’s level of performance wasn’t good enough.

“We’ve got to have pride in what we do and look within, because we have a culture of no blame on external factors.

Huddersfield RUFC Head Coach Gareth Lewis.

“The boys in the shirts and in the squad are the ones who are going to turn things around, but we do have to improve.”

The home win over the Lions was one of Huddersfield’s highlights of the season and they are buoyed by the fact they also won the away fixture last season.

“It give us confidence that we went down to Leicester last season and beat them,” said Lewis.

“There isn’t a single game this season where we have approached it thinking we can’t win, and that’s the really frustrating thing.

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“We have been in contention in every single game and we’ve had opportunities, but like last week we spilled the ball in contact in key areas and that really cost us.

“Every player needs to focus on themselves and improving. Then we need to go down there are give it our all.”

Huddersfield: Hodson, Hodgson, Grainger, Owen, Kanouras, Bell, Jeffrey, Battye, Bradley, Tamanis, Rhodes, Thompson, Parfitt, Hoyle, Malthouse. Bench: N Rhodes or Thornton, Baxter, Hinchliffe, Fletcher, Walker.