GIANTS coach Jon Sharp is targeting Sunday's home Super League clash against London Broncos (5.30) as the chance to get his club's top six challenge back on track.
Injuries have hit the sixth-placed Giants hard over the past month, with just two League points secured out of a possible eight.
But with Matthew Whittaker having been recalled following his month's loan at National League I club Halifax and several of the injured players closing in on returns, the outlook appears brighter.
Forwards Paul Smith (shoulder) and Jonathan Grayshon (ankle) are the likeliest players to return, while main playmaker Brandon Costin's hamstring injury is showing signs of recovery.
And with all 17 who played in the 40-12 defeat at Bradford Bulls having made themselves available for selection, Sharp looks certain to have more options at his disposal against the struggling Broncos.
"It looks like there will be more bodies to choose from this weekend," confirmed Sharp, who was lacking 10 senior players at Odsal on Sunday.
"The injuries have obviously broken up some of our early-season momentum, but I'm hoping the tide is about to turn.
"Even though I'll still be without several key players, I'm confident the boys can go out and do a very good job.
"It's important for us to get back on the winning track, because in the past few weeks the chasing pack have been closing the gap on us. A win right now would do us a power of good."
Sharp has already added Whittaker to this weekend's squad after his return from Halifax and believes the loan spell will have done him a power of good.
"Matthew was man-of-the-match in Halifax's win over Rochdale, and that's bound to have boosted his confidence," added Sharp, who is showing concern that hooker Darren Turner is continuing to struggle to shake off a knee injury.
"He's been training with us throughout his loan spell, and is in contention."