UNBEATEN Huddersfield Giants go in search of more Challenge Cup success this weekend, with a new high-profile director on board.
Huddersfield Town chief executive Andrew Watson was today appointed to the Giants' board under the leadership of McAlpine supremo Ken Davy.
The former Leeds RLFC commercial manager and lifelong Fartown fan will be seen in his new role for the first time on Sunday as the Giants look to beat Doncaster Dragons at the McAlpine (3.00) and reach the quarter-finals for the first time in four years.
Watson's appointment mirrors that of Giants chief executive Ralph Rimmer, who joined the Town board soon after Davy's takeover of the football club.
But Watson has stressed his main duties will remain with the football club.
"It's a tremendous honour to be appointed to the Giants board, and I was thrilled when Ken invited me to do so," said Watson, who worked at Leeds from 1991 to 1995.
"I have followed Fartown from the age of about six, and to see them doing so well at the top of Super League is fantastic.
"But because of my role with Town my input will be restricted to Giants boards meetings when I hope to have the chance to put forward my ideas for the benefit of the club.
"Town and the Giants are working more closely than ever before, and as a result the two are becoming stronger.
"Hopefully, my appointment will ensure that continues."
At stake for the Giants this weekend is a place in the last eight of the Challenge Cup, with coach Jon Sharp set to field the same 17 that destroyed Widnes 38-6 to go top of Super League seven days ago.
That means 19-year-old Phil Joseph, who was on debut last week, will continue as hooker.