WIDNES boss Neil Kelly is ready to welcome back two frontline forwards as the Vikings search for a first competitive success of the season against the Giants at the Halton Stadium tonight.
Kelly's men suffered a morale- sapping 24-12 defeat at newly- promoted Salford in the opening round of Super League IX and then experienced a massive second-half fade-out against Wigan in the Challenge Cup last Sunday.
A lack of pack power clearly took its toll at the JJB Stadium as the Vikings threw away an early 12-0 lead to lose 38-12 to Mike Gregory's men.
Dewsbury-based Kelly will be hoping that with Daniel Frame and Troy Wozniak back in the frame his club's fortunes are about to change.
"Daniel and Troy have both recovered from their respective injuries and have made themselves available, which has widened our options for tonight," said Kelly.
"I still haven't ruled out our new centre Aaron Moule, although even at this late stage I would give his chances of playing as 50/50.
"But it's a big boost having these players back in contention and it gives me a bit more scope in selecting a team and making a gameplan."
Australian back row Frame, who rejected a move to the Giants to stay at Widnes, limped out of the pre- season game at St Helens with a gashed knee and has had a minor operation to clear the wound of infection.
Wozniak sustained a twisted ankle in the Vikings' disappointing defeat by Salford at The Willows.
But ruled out is youngster Steven Rowlands, who has had stitches in an eye wound picked up at Wigan.