Former Huddersfield Giants player Brett Ferres could return to face his former club after being included in Leeds Rhinos’ 19-man squad for Friday’s Super League clash at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Both England international Ferres and Rhinos’ skipper Danny McGuire have been named in Leeds head coach Brian McDermott’s squad to face the Giants – but Carl Ablett and Beau Falloon are both ruled out.
Full-back Zak Hardaker will need to pass the necessary head concussion protocol to be declared fit for Friday’s game, while Josh Walters is also back fit after missing the last three rounds.
Anthony Mullally is set to face his former club.
Giants head coach Paul Anderson has made two changes to his squad.
After their 26-19 defeat in the last round at Wigan Warriors, Anderson has added experienced international prop Eorl Crabtree and youngster Jake Wardle to his 19-man squad.
Crabtree replaces Craig Huby, who has a muscle injury that will require surgery, while Jake Wardle – who joins elder brother Joe in the squad – is included in place of injured Kruise Leeming.
Huddersfield Giants: Jermaine McGillvary, Leroy Cudjoe, Joe Wardle, Aaron Murphy, Danny Brough, Eorl Crabtree, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Michael Lawrence, Kyle Wood, Sam Rapira, Ukuma Ta’ai, Jake Connor, Josh Johnson, Nathan Mason, Oliver Roberts, Tyler Dickinson, Jake Wardle, Ryan Brierley, Gene Ormsby
Leeds Rhinos: Zak Hardaker, Kallum Watkins, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow, Keith Galloway, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Liam Sutcliffe, Brett Delaney, Brad Singleton, Mitch Garbutt, Jimmy Keinhorst, Mitch Achurch, Anthony Mullally, Josh Walters, Ash Handley, Ashton Golding, Jordan Baldwinson, Jordan Lilley, Brett Ferres