NATHAN BROWN is predicting Jon Molloy’s Giants career will go from strength to strength.
The 19-year-old former Wigan back-row forward made his Super League debut in Huddersfield’s 18-10 triumph at Harlequins on Friday night.
Molloy was handed a starting spot alongside Kiwi Test ace David Fa’alogo and made a valuable contribution in a win that took his team briefly to the top of the Super League XVI table.
And Galpharm chief Brown has admitted he can’t wait to see how the teenager develops
“The run-out Jonny got at Harlequins was very good for him,” said the head coach.
“He understandably blew a little bit early, but he’ll have learned a tremendous amount from the other night and he’ll certainly get more time in the future.
“Jonny’s got a lot of things going for him and we’re all looking forward to seeing how he continues to develop. Hopefully, the game against Harlequins is just the start.”
Molloy will obviously be hoping he has done enough to retain his place for Sunday’s home derby clash against Bradford Bulls. All 17 who were in the side that won in the capital returned to West Yorkshire injury-free.
But with prop Keith Mason predicted to return after missing the last two games in the wake of the shock defeat at Castleford, Brown is not short of strong pack options, especially with the likes of Andy Raleigh and Danny Kirmond also waiting.
There’s also increased competition in the backs, with new Australian signing Jamie Simpson closing in on a debut and Michael Lawrence keen to play after being rested against the Quins.