BRAD DREW has been hailed as a potential `Man of Steel' by Giants coach Jon Sharp.
The inspirational Australian was once again in outstanding form as Huddersfield beat Bradford Bulls 36-12 on Friday.
The win moved the Giants up to fourth in Super League and Drew is expected to help maintain his side's impressive top-six challenge with an eighth League win on the trot at Salford this Friday.
And Sharp believes another quality performance from his main midfield general (pictured) will underline his class and put him in a strong position to challenge for the Man of Steel award, which goes to Super League's most outstanding player of the season.
"Brad has been outstanding all season, and I haven't seen many players better than him," said Sharp, who is again in a position to field an unchanged side.
"People are already starting to talk about the possible Man of Steel, and Drewy should definitely be in those conversations. He would certainly get my vote.
"Even when we were struggling to get the wins at the start of the season, he was a pivotal player for us. Obviously, he's been able to play off the back of a great pack that has been dominant all year, but what he's been able to do on the back of it has been fantastic."
Sharp's side are gearing up to make a quick-fire return to Salford after grabbing a 36-10 Challenge Cup triumph at The Willows just 10 days ago.
On that occasion, he singled out several members of his squad who he felt deserved Great Britain recognition, and he felt that that opinion was strongly backed up by his side's victory over Bradford.
Sharp added: "Just over a week ago, I said the likes of Stephen Wild, Chris Thorman, Ryan Hudson, Kevin Brown, Eorl Crabtree and Martin Aspinwall should be in the frame, and I'm saying it again.
"Stephen Wild, in particular, is getting a great deal of attention, and deservedly so. I'm his biggest fan.
"I don't think there are many better back row-cum-centres in the game. He's the nearest thing to (Australian Test player) Nathan Hindmarsh I've seen. They both have such a phenomenal workrate.
"But, like everyone else in the side, the key to selection will be to keep playing consistently well, which is the message we're sending out ahead of the Salford game.
"It's no good playing like we did to beat Bradford last Friday if we can't produce something similar."