JACOB FAIRBANK is in line to make his Giants’ Super League debut.
Coach Nathan Brown has confirmed the 20-year-old back-row forward is set to profit from the high number of injuries to senior players.
Prop Keith Mason (knee) and centre Joe Wardle (hamstring) are the latest to be sidelined, with both ruled out for up to six weeks.
They join fellow front-line stars Kevin Brown, David Fa’alogo, Shaun Lunt, Luke O’Donnell and Jamie Simpson on the injured list.
That means Brown is again forced to re-shuffle his side for Saturday’s Super League clash against Hull KR at the Galpharm (7.15).
But the Huddersfield chief believes Fairbank – who played in the Cup win at Batley – is more than ready to rise to the challenge.
“He’s been close to playing Super League for us a couple of times this season, and at this stage there’s a pretty good chance he’ll make that debut on Saturday,” said Brown.
“He’s been playing really well for Halifax in the Championship and his form throughout has been great.
“Everyone has been impressed with the effort he’s been putting in, and we’re looking forward to rewarding him this weekend.”
Brown is also intending to give Andy Raleigh and Graeme Horne a run this weekend.
“We’re fortunate we’ve got players who are more than capable and ready to come in,” said Brown.
“We’ve got a team that can go out there and get the job done.”