BRETT FERRES has been promoted to Huddersfield Giants’ joint vice-captain.
Huddersfield chief Paul Anderson has revealed former England back-row forward Ferres will share the role with Luke Robinson and provide valuable back-up for captain Danny Brough.
The 26-year-old has made a massive impression throughout pre-season following his arrival from Castleford Tigers towards the end of the last Super League campaign.
All three of the club’s captaincy team are expected to start at St Helens on Saturday (4.45) in the Giants’ 2013 top-flight opener.
And Anderson knows Ferres will be primed to lead by example.
“Brett’s a player who commands the respect of everyone in the squad,” said Anderson. “What I like about him – and I don’t want him to take this the wrong way – is that he’s a simple bloke.
“With that, I mean he does all the simple things well, and those are often the most important components in making a successful player and a successful team.
“If you do the simple things right, there’s more chance you’ll do things consistently, and that’s what we’re obviously striving to achieve as a group.
“In that respect, Brett always takes the lead, and the key is for others to follow.
“On top of that, you can always guarantee that when he talks, he talks sense.
“That makes him someone who you know you can always rely on and, with Broughy and Robbo, they really do make a formidable team.”