GIANTS chief Jon Sharp believes Martin Aspinwall is doing everything possible to keep himself in the Great Britain frame.
The Huddersfield winger will again be on the sidelines as the Lions face New Zealand on Saturday in their third Tri-Nations clash.
Not surprisingly, head coach Brian Noble has stuck to the the same side that beat Australia 23-12 in Sydney five days ago.
But Great Britain assistant Sharp still hasn't given up hope of Aspinwall becoming the first Huddersfield player in 35 years to earn a Test cap for Great Britain at some stage during the tour.
"Aspy has responded to being left out in the right way," said Sharp.
"His response has been to get his head down and work as hard as possible.
"It's something myself and the rest of the coaching staff have noted, and it can't do him any harm.
"He knows if he continues to work like this he will get his opportunity.
"But, whatever happens, we all know he will have benefited tremendously from this experience and will come back to the Giants an even better player."
Aspinwall's best hopes of making his Test debut would be if the Lions beat the Kiwis this weekend.
If that happened, Great Britain will have qualified for the final in a fortnight.
It would mean there would be little at stake in next Saturday's game against the Kangaroos and some senior men could be rested.