STANLEY GENE is in top shape to face Wigan at the JJB Stadium on Sunday (3.00).
Giants head coach Jon Sharp has reported that Gene has led the way in training after his shock return to action in the 25-18 triumph at Salford at the weekend.
The 30-year-old Papua New Guinean starred for Huddersfield just 16 days after undergoing surgery on his injured groin.
That failed to stop him producing a quality performance at The Willows, and it also failed to prevent him from playing a full part in the training sessions that have followed.
"I think we were all holding our breath to see if Stanley would suffer any adverse reaction after returning to action so soon after surgery," said Sharp.
"But we needn't have worried.
"Stanley has been absolutely buzzing this week and been able to train as well as anyone.
"Yet when it comes to Stanley nothing should surprise us. He's just an amazing character."
And there could be more positive news for the Giants, with the possible return of two key players.
In-form forward Eorl Crabtree, who has been making such a devastating impact from the bench this season, has now made a full recovery from the bout of migrane attacks which forced him to miss the Salford trip.
He has already been added to the squad to travel to Wigan.
Crabtree could also be joined in the travelling party by Brandon Costin.
The Australian playmaker is still suffering the effects of the hamstring strain which forced him to miss the Salford win, but is improving well.
* Because the Giants and Wigan switched their Super League fixture, fans should be reminded that Junior Giants must use voucher No16 for Sunday's trip to the JJB Stadium.
Will they also note that they should take all of their season-ticket book with them rather than the one voucher for that specific game.